The Daily Manila Shimbun


NBI files criminal raps vs 3 British nationals in alleged “boiler room” scheme

April 7, 2017

The National Bureau of Investigation on Friday asked the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute three British nationals in “boiler room operations” which allegedly sells non-existent securities to prospective investors. In a complaint, the NBI accused British nationals -- Andrew Robson, Graham Allan Bennet and Dominic Whellams, who serve as Plustel Solutions Inc. consultant, trainer and IT expert, respectively – of violating the Securities Regulation Code in relation to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The NBI also arrested 35 Filipinos personnel who were caught in the act of selling securities. The NBI also brought 172 individuals for investigation and verification . They were working as data miners, qualifiers and verifiers. The NBI said prospective investors or potential victims, according to the NBI were usually chosen from engineering, oil and gas and manufacturing industries. DMS