Sat. May 28th, 2022

eligious leader Apollo Quiboloy is now wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, which posted on its website a wanted poster for him.


The FBI poster said Quiboloy and two others are wanted for alleged crimes ranging from sex trafficking to cash smuggling. His cohorts were identified as Teresita Dandan and Helen Panilag.

“Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, the founder of a Philippines-based church, is wanted for his alleged participation in a labor trafficking scheme that brought church members to the United States, via fraudulently obtained visas, and forced the members to solicit donations for a bogus charity, donations that actually were used to finance church operations and the lavish lifestyles of its leaders. Members who proved successful at soliciting for the church allegedly were forced to enter into sham marriages or obtain fraudulent student visas to continue soliciting in the United States year-round,” the FBI said.

“Furthermore, it is alleged that females were recruited to work as personal assistants, or “pastorals,” for Quiboloy and that victims prepared his meals, cleaned his residences, gave him massages and were required to have sex with Quiboloy in what the pastorals called ‘night duty’,” it added. 

The FBI further said that Quiboloy was indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana, California, for the following: conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion and sex trafficking of children; sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; conspiracy; and bulk cash smuggling. A federal warrant for his arrest was issued on November 10, 2021.

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