Davao City-based preacher Apollo Quiboloy and two of his associates are in the most wanted list of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The image and crime of Quiboloy and his church associates Teresita Dandan and Helen Panilag were in posters published by the FBI on January 31.
“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,” the FBI poster read.
Quiboloy was ordered arrested on November 10, 2021, after he and his associates were indicted by a federal grand jury in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana, California.
US prosecutors charged the preacher, Dandan, Panilag, and six others for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, sex trafficking of children, marriage fraud, fraud and misuse of visas, bulk cash smuggling, promotional money laundering, concealment money laundering, and international promotional money laundering.