Ang abogado ni Norman Mangusin na kilala rin bilang Francis Leo Marcos ay tiwala na ang kanyang kliyente ay makakakuha ng kanyang kalayaan sa lalong madaling panahon na inaangkin na kailangan lamang nilang harapin ang isang seryosong kaso sa korte.



Sa isang post sa Facebook, si Atty. Sinabi ni Abraham Espejo na tanging ang mga singil sa human trafficking laban sa kanyang kliyente ay itinuturing na isang hamon upang sa wakas bigyan si Marcos ng kalayaan na gusto niya.

Ipinaliwanag ni Espejo na napakadaling akusahan ang sinuman at magsampa ng kaso, ngunit matigas na patunayan ito, lalo na ang patunay na kinakailangan laban sa suspek ay dapat na lampas sa isang makatuwirang pagdududa.

Sinabi rin ng abogado na mayroong daan-daang Norman Mangusin na naninirahan sa Pilipinas habang sinuri nila ang record.

Iminungkahi din niya na ang mga tao ay hindi dapat paniwalaan ang sinumang nag-akusa kay Marcos dahil ang kanyang kliyente ay itinuturing pa ring inosente ng batas.

"Ang tanging kasalanan lamang niya ay higit na nag-aalaga siya sa mahihirap kaysa sa kanyang sarili," pahayag ni Espejo.

Narito ang post mula sa Espejo:

“1. The only serious existing case is the alleged trafficking case in the RTC in Manila. The others are not so difficult as they are all bailable.

2. Those who are giving an opinion that Francis has been charged in so many hundreds of cases are dead wrong. We only see one commitment order and just a few warrants from some unmeritorious cases.

3. Easy to accuse but hard to prove. Anyone can make a malicious complaint and file a case. But the mere filing of a case does not ipso facto mean a conviction.

4. The quantum of proof required in criminal cases is proof beyond reasonable doubt. Something that is so difficult to achieve. It is not enough that there is proof. The law requires proof that can withstand any doubt or alternative explanation. This is due to the constitutional presumption that the accused is innocent. Thus, in case of doubt, the law will favor the accused.

5. On the matter of several people with the same name as “Norman Mangusin”. Well last count – we saw hundreds of people who have the same name. Apparently public records show this surprising fact. And this actually greatly aids the cause of the defense. It makes it more difficult for the prosecution to prove its case. I can’t complain. In fact, i am happy to know this.

6. Let us not believe people who falsely accuse Francis out of the blue – of a myriad of offenses. Until they can prove this in court beyond reasonable doubt, their accusations are not worth a thing.

7. Some have continued to attack the character of Francis – these people who have nothing but malice and perhaps envy in their hearts. Well they are entitled to believe what they want to believe but they certainly have no right to poison the character of Francis. And they have no right to force majority of the people to adopt their delusions. It is not legal and most certainly not moral. So just let the bashers believe in their delusions. Anyway they gain nothing from putting down a good man.

8. I stand by our client. I believe he is innocent and we will do battle in court to vindicate his name. My client is no angel. But he has a golden heart.

Si Marcos ay inilagay sa ilalim ng kustodiya ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) noong Mayo 19 dahil sa paglabag sa Optometry Law.

Bago nagpo-post ng isang piyansa ang negosyanteng negosyante, natuklasan ng NBI ang maraming mga kaso na pinangalanan sa ilalim ng Francis Leo Marcos at Norman Mangusin.

Ang mga singil kasama ang human trafficking, falsification of dokumento, inciting to sedition, bouncing check, at passport law ay naiulat na isinampa laban kay Marcos.

Ang isa sa mga nagreklamo ay nagsabing ang utang ni Marcos sa kanya / kanyang 7,000,000 piso.

Si Marcos ay inilipat sa Camp Bagong Diwa noong Hunyo 15, na sinasabing hindi siya ligtas sa kustodiya ng NBI.