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Fake Bicolano mayor arrested in Manila


A man who ran for mayor but lost in the polls was arrested after allegedly posing to be the local chief executive of Uson, Masbate was arrested for a string of alleged estafa cases.

Lino Espinosa Lim, Jr., who hails from said town, introduced himself as having close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and lawyer Fred Lim of the Philippine Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

His most recent victim lost the amount of P14.5 million to him, the National Bureau of Investigation said.

Lim was apprehended by virtue of arrest warrants issued by the Mandaluyong and Paranaque regional trial courts.

He is presently detained at the NBI.

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