MANILA – A federal grand jury in Santa Ana California has charged three top administrators of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name (KOJC) a Philippines-based church, for allegedly leading a labor trafficking scheme that forces members to solicit daily donations on the streets aside from other immigration cases.
The main office of KOJC is based in Sasa, Davao whose executive pastor is no other than Apollo C. Quiboloy the Wikipedia says.
According to an Inquirer online report, the three defendants charged in the indictment were:
Guia Cabactulan, 59, the lead KOJC administrator in the United States who maintained direct communication with KOJC leadership in the Philippines;
Marissa Duenas, 41, who allegedly secured the passports immediately after workers entered the U.S. and handled fraudulent immigration documents for KOJC workers; and
Amanda Estopare, 48, who allegedly was in charge of tracking and reporting the money raised in the U.S. to KOJC officials in the Philippines.
All three defendants – who were arrested on January 29 and remain in federal custody – are scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment February 20 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
The three were allegedly arrested on a criminal complaint that alleged a conspiracy to commit immigration fraud.
Core allegations of the case says that representatives of the church – the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name (KOJC) – obtained visas for church members to enter the U.S. by claiming, for example, they would be performing at musical events.
The conspiracy charge alleged in the indictment carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. (IAMIGO/sovereignph.com)