Just this morning, May 8, 2014, Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and Zimmer Raz attended the arraignment for the grave coercion case filed by actor-TV host Vhong Navarro in connection with the mauling incident that happened last Jan. 22. Based on the latest and updated report, the three accused have plead not guilty for the grave coercion case.
Incidentally, Cedric and Zimmer are already detained at the National Bureau of Investigation detention cell, according to the report, they are wishing to stay in the NBI while the court is still hearing the case. Their co-accused, Jed Fernandez and Ferdinand Guerrero are remaining at large despite the manhunt operation launched by the authorities especially the NBI almost three weeks ago.
And speaking of Jed, in an interview with Butch Francisco, one of the hosts of Star Talk, Tony Calvento revealed that he got an important message from him through an emissary, according to Tony, the "Gentle Giant" is still considering his first option. As you all know, he had a heart to heart talk with Tony Calvento and DOJ Sec. Leila De Lima during the holy week and discussed his willingness to turn the tables against Cedric Lee and his group, but or some reasons, he decided to quit after their fruitful conversation.
His co-accused, Jose Paolo Calma, is already out of the country, according to Sec. Leila De Lima, the accused has managed to go to Singapore last April 10 despite the look out bulletin issued by the Department of Justice. On the other hand, Ferdinand Guerrero also tried to leave the country, but because of the brave immigration officials, Guerrero was trapped and forced to go back home.
The development of this case is giving bad impressions to some observers who are also following the PDAF Case, they said Vhong Navarro is very much lucky to have his team because the DOJ and the NBI are doing their best just to find the accused while the PDAF Scam is still hanging.