Tag Archives: Wally Sombrero
- Philippine senate says Jack Lam is a victim, not a criminal
March 10, 2017
Philippine casino and online gambling operator Jack Lam likely won’t face criminal charges for bribery after all, according to the head of a Senate committee investigating the allegations. Thursday saw the fifth and final public hearing by the Senate blue ribbon committee investigating last November’s arrest of over 1,300 Chinese...
- Jack Lam’s alleged bagman Wally Sombrero makes no friends at Senate hearing
February 16, 2017
Former Philippine police superintendent Wally Sombrero drew the ire of a Senate committee investigating his alleged role as a bagman for gaming operator Jack Lam. Sombrero (pictured), who fled the Philippines on January 17 after being accused of assisting Lam’s alleged efforts to bribe local government officials, returned to the...
- Jack Lam’s middleman Wally Sombrero returns to Philippines to face bribery charges
February 15, 2017
The alleged bagman for gambling operator Jack Lam has returned to the Philippines to face questioning by an inquiry looking into bribery of government officials. Former Philippine police official Wenceslao ‘Wally’ Sombrero (pictured) returned to the Philippines on Tuesday from Vancouver, where he had fled following allegations that he offered...
- Jack Lam’s Philippines bribery saga enters Rashomon territory
December 14, 2016
The bribery saga involving gaming operator Jack Lam and Philippines officials has now devolved into Rashomon-style variations of significant events. On Tuesday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a formal investigation into allegations that Lam bribed Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials to...
- Jack Lam intermediary’s $1m bribe caught on video
December 12, 2016
The fallout from gaming operator Jack Lam’s alleged bribery of Philippine officials shows no sign of abating. Monday brought word that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has launched a probe of two Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials who allegedly received bribes from Lam. The bribes were intended to obtain...
- Jack Lam will be arrested if he returns to the Philippines
December 9, 2016
Philippine authorities are sending mixed signals regarding fugitive gaming operator Jack Lam’s ability to return to the country. Lam fled the Philippines on November 29 after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II accused him of attempting to bribe himself and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) boss Andrea Domingo to obtain...
Okada Manila eyes Philippine backdoor listing
May 2, 2017