Ricardo Cepeda’s stepson says he was only a ‘model ambassador’3 min read

Ricardo Cepeda. Image from Instagram / @richardcepedago

Ricardo Cepeda. Picture from Instagram / @richardcepedago

Mannequin-athlete Joshua de Sequera got here to the protection of his stepfather, actor Ricardo Cepeda, who was arrested and jailed by Quezon Metropolis Police on costs of syndicated estafa, a non-bailable offense, saying he was simply tapped to turn out to be a model ambassador for a gross sales firm.

Cepeda, whose actual title is Richard Cepeda Go, was arrested at a restaurant bar in Caloocan by operatives of the Quezon Metropolis Police District Warrant Part on the premise of the order issued by the Sanchez Mira, Cagayan Regional Trial Courtroom Govt Decide Gemma Bucayu-Madrid, and was delivered to Camp Karingal for documentation.

De Sequerra is the son of former mannequin and actress Marina Benipayo who’s the companion of Cepeda.

On Fb, de Sequera claimed that Cepeda was “wrongfully accused,” and that he was a mere product endorser of a gross sales firm that supplied an funding scheme with out his information. He didn’t say which firm his stepfather endorsed.

“They used the title model ambassador — which many corporations additionally use. The corporate supplied an funding scheme — which he had no information nor participation of — (and) which paid folks a giant (share) revenue month-to-month. Assured with superior payouts in month-to-month postdated checks,” he mentioned.

In keeping with de Sequerra, these checks began bouncing such that buyers filed estafa circumstances towards everybody who they thought was a part of the corporate, together with his stepfather, who was a mere movie star mannequin for the corporate.

“His lawyer can simply show his innocence by presenting a duplicate of DTI displaying the corporate is a sole proprietorship and his title isn’t there. Additionally his title seems nowhere on any of the mentioned funding MOAs and post-dated checks,” he mentioned.

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De Sequera lamented that his father could have to remain behind bars whereas his lawyer requests for the court docket to grant bail and to set a date for listening to.

“Request for bail and if ever court docket date is his greatest problem as a result of it means he’s caught in detainment despite the fact that he’s harmless. I’ve seen lots of hateful feedback about this. Should you don’t know what actually occurred, maintain your feedback to your self,” he additional mentioned. EDV

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