Jewel May Lobaton, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1998, was apprehended by authorities in a hotel in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte for her alleged participation in a financial investment fraud apparently deceiving numerous individuals.
According to Batangas PPO Provincial Director of Police Colonel Pedro Soliba, Jewel used the name of her ex-husband Koko Pimentel in winning the trust of her expected victims.
” He used his surname in his former political leader to manipulate these would be victims he is scamming them,” he stated.
Beyond that, Jewel, likewise declared to be a manufacturer for a skill company. ” She introduced herself to the manufacturer (of) the skill company … she said she might party-list however she’s in fact not represented by any,” Soliba included.
Most of Jewel’s victims were exp ected to be political leaders.
” More than 10 probably (the complainant). Quite a lot. Some political leaders and their children,” Soliba associated.
Jewel is yet to release a statement.
Grandfather, on the other hand, he fasted to distance himself from the problem.
He tweeted, Thursday: “Calling on all media practitioners to refrain from discussing me or the Pimentel name in connection w/ news about the arrest of Jewel Lobaton. & by the church.”
” Meaning, Jewel Lobaton has no right to use the surname Pimentel,” he included. Calling on all media practitioners to refrain from discussing me or the Pimentel name in connection with the news about the arrests t of Jewel Lobaton. The marital relationship has actually long been dissolved/declared null & & space by the court & & by the church.
— Senator Koko Pimentel (@senkokopimentel ) October 13, 2022