The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General are looking for victims to claim compensation in the Civil forfeiture against CNM Communications Inc. and Easy Padala. Both companies are owned by Port Moody couple Zeala Cortes and Francisco “Jun” Cortes according to court records.
Out of the approximate $1.2 million dollars that reportedly went in and out of the account or accounts, $101,403 CAD dollars (as reported by Business Vancouver – Port Moody couple implicated in scam were on Dragons Den) is all that was left to seize. This amount will be divided up amongst victims that can provide supporting documentation to the Director of Forfeiture.
It is unknown how many victims may come forward. Unfortunately, this amount isn’t enough to just pay back the 84 year old woman from New Jersey that transferred $92,500 USD ($121,733 CAD) into one of these companies accounts. (Visit the MetroVan News article Local Filipino companies hit by Forfeiture Court Actions in BC Supreme Court)
Victims have until May 31/2017 to forward their claims.