The founder of Aman Futures, Manuel Amalilio, has been sentenced to two years in prison in Malaysia, according to Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Ed Malaya.
A report from Malaysia's The Star on Tuesday also said Amalilio, who is known in Malaysia as Mohammad Kamal Sa'ad, pleaded guilty to charges of holding a fake Philippine passport.
Prosecuting officer Insp. Azwal Azman said Amalilio was found to be in possession of the Philippine passport as he was about to leave the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) on January 25.
Investigation by Malaysian police showed that Amalilio had fraudulently obtained the passport.
A MyKad identity card with his name was also found in his possession.
The violation provides a fine of up to RM10, 000 or jail terms of up to five years or both.
The report said Amalilio was charged at a hospital in Malaysia, where he is being treated for a liver ailment.