There’s no escaping jail time as far as this embattled celebrity doctor is concerned.
The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the 7-year jail sentence imposed by the Quezon City regional trial court against dermatologist Joel C. Mendez over his failure to remit over P1.8 million in monthly contributions of his employees.
“We are very pleased that the CA upheld the decision of the QC RTC. This serves as a reminder to employers on their obligations under the law to religiously remit to the SSS the monthly premiums of their employees,” Social Security System president and CEO Aurora C. Ignacio said in a statement.
Mendez, who owns a chain of derma clinics in the country, was found liable for unpaid contributions from October 2011 to January 2013.