CEBU (PHILIPPINES) — A big-time master criminal and former head of the notorious “Outlaws” motorcycle gang in the Philippines – repeatedly linked to organized crime, extortion and drug distribution – is in deep trouble after several complaints reached police last week.
Numerous police and intelligence agencies are reporting 54-year-old Harry Siegel faces 15 counts of fraud and related charges for allegedly accepting security deposits from tenants at several rental properties in Alcoy, Cebu and not refunding them after expiration of their lease contracts.
Fraudulent Property Deals with Rent-To-Own Scam
Police say the German national would also offer foreigners to build their ‘dream house’ in a rent-to-own deal after taking their money, but would later tell them the land could not be owned by foreign buyers according to the constitution of the Philippines.
They say Siegel would promise to return their downpayments, but would then refuse to do so. Instead his wife Julieta Siegel, who owns the disputed land, would later offer a free lease option, to calm down complainants, according to the investigation.
Siegel is suspected of pilfering more than $500,000.
It’s not clear whether he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.
Outlaws Biker Gang Member shot dead in Cebu Province
On June 27, 2014 a member of the notorious “Outlaws 1%” Motorcycle Gang in Cebu South succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of his body after he was gunned down by an assailant in front of his rented house.
Stephen Ray Gornto, 53, married to Dahlia Gornto, of Tacosalma, Tarlac, was killed instantly after being shot several times.
Alcoy declares 2 German Outlaws gang members ‘persona non grata’
Two German nationals have been declared by the Alcoy Municipal Council as persona non grata for allegedly being “arrogant, annoying, unpleasant and rude” to several residents of sitio Cancaya, barangay Poblacion in the said town.
The municipal council had passed a resolution declaring Thomas Hudak and Wolfgang Muller undesirable aliens for “displaying unpleasant attitude to local residents”.
Townsfolk claimed that the two foreigners shouted at the children and even called their parents “stupid shit”, according to the report of the council committee on laws.
The case stemmed from a petition filed by residents who claimed that the two German nationals behaved rudely since the day they arrived in their barangay.
The residents argued that they have been living in a “peaceful and harmonious” place long before the foreigners came.
In their complaint, the residents enumerated the unpleasant acts of the two German nationals like driving their vehicles in complete disregard of the safety of children, shouting at children and even calling their parents as “stupid shit” for allowing the kids to wander and play on the dirt road and its premises; and disturbing the residents while passing by the dirt road during nighttime or wee hours of the morning on board motorcycles with loud engines.”