|BI deports 2 alien criminals|
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported an American fugitive wanted for fraud in the US and a German convicted of a sex offense in the Philippines.
Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. identified the American as William Elliott Phillips III, 55, and the German as Dieter Manfred Vinzentz, 54.
Phillips was deported last June 18 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight to Los Angeles, California.
He is wanted to stand trial before a US district court in northern Ohio where he was charged with conspiracy to defraud the US and making a false personal income tax return.
Phillips was expelled nearly two weeks after he was arrested in Calamban, Cebu by operatives of the BI fugitive search unit.
Vinzentz, on the other hand, was deported last June 22 to Frankfurt, Germany via a Thai Airways flight.
He was sent home after being discharged from the National Bilibid Prison where he served a jail sentence imposed upon him by the Mandaue regional trial court.
Mandaue City RTC Judge Teresita Galanida sentenced Vinzentz to three years imprisonment on Oct. 3, 2011 after finding him guilty of the crime of acts of lasciviousness.
David explained that under the immigration act, a foreigner convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude shall be automatically deported after serving his sentence.