- Posted September 10, 2013 by
First batch of Phl lawmakers to face plunder
Lawyer Levito Baligod said only six of the 10 whistleblowers are needed to pursue the plunder case the five lawmakers and 14 others since the rest are witnesses for the serious illegal detention filed by main informant Benhur Luy against Janet Lim-Napoles, the businesswoman tagged as brains behind the scam.
“For the purposes of establishing the financial transactions between and among Napoles, the legislators and other government officials, we only need at least six,” Baligod said.
He said the pieces of evidence, which include documents showing transfer of funds to Napoles-linked nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and legislators, went thorough review at the Department of Justice.
“We have the check numbers, the dates and other details. That’s why AMLC (Anti-Money Laundering Council) is undertaking bank inquiry proceedings now so that the government will match the result of the AMLC inquiry with the accounting records of Benhur,” said Baligod.
The Court of Appeals earlier authorized AMLC to examine more than 400 bank accounts owned by Napoles, her family and employees.