Villar firms seek disbarment of lawyer
Posted by akosistella on April 22, 2010
MANILA, Philippines — The real estate companies of Nacionalista Party standard bearer Senator Manuel Villar are set to seek the disbarment of a former in-house lawyer who bared what he called the pattern of corruption in the conduct of Villar’s businesses.
In a press conference, lawyer Nalen Rosero-Galang, chief legal officer of the Villar group, said that aside from the disbarment case to be filed before the Supreme Court against lawyer Restituto Mendoza, Villar’s companies would also file criminal charges such as extortion, grave threats and libel against him simultaneously before the Makati and Las Piñas regional trial courts.
Galang said that the disbarment charge against Mendoza stemmed from his alleged blackmailing of the Villar companies at the height of the C-5 road controversy and for violating the attorney-client relationship.