JUST IN: DOJ orders indictment of Sy, 2 whistleblowers in ghost dialysis mess for estafa

7 WellMed employees ordered subjected to preliminary probe

(Eagle News)–The Department of Justice has found probable cause for the estafa through falsification charges filed against Bryan Sy, a co-owner of WellMed Dialysis Center accused of claiming PhilHealth benefits of deceased patients.

In a nine-page inquest resolution,  Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Anna Noreen Devanadera, also found probable cause for the same charges against former employees  Edwin Roberto and Liezel de Leon, who had revealed the scam.

All in all, 17 counts of estafa through falsification of documents will be filed against Sy, Santos and Roberto before  the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on Monday.

On the other hand, the  DOJ recommended for Dr. John Ray Gonzales, medical director; Claro Sy, chairman; Alvin Sy, corporate treasurer;  Dick Ong, administration officer;  doctors  Porshia Natividad at Joemie Soriano; and  Sy’s wife  Therese Francesca Tan-Sy, purchasing officer; to be subjected to a preliminary investigation.

All seven remain at large.

It was the National Bureau of Investigation that filed the charges against Sy, De Leon , Roberto and the others days after the two whistleblowers sought the help of former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for the exposé.

Roque has urged the DOJ to expedite the  his clients’ discharge as state witnesses.Moira Encina