- Posted August 13, 2013 by
Phl readies graft raps vs lawmakers
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told reporters in a media briefing that an NBI probe has linked some senators and congressmen to the “pork barrel” scandal.
De Lima said the NBI is currently verifying and collecting pieces of evidence for the filing of graft charges.
"We were able to confirm the involvement of some lawmakers—members of the Senate and the House—but we don't know yet whether the list that we have now is complete, so we are verifying it," said De Lima, adding that the case could be filed next week.
Earlier reports said the lawmakers made millions by using their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in putting up ghost projects.