MANILA, 16Aug2013 (PNA) – The Court of Appeals on Friday issued a freeze order against the bank accounts of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.
Napoles is the alleged “brains” behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
Napoles and her brother Reynald “Jojo” Lim are now the subjects of intensified nationwide manhunt by the National Bureau of Investigation because of the arrest order issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Branch 150 against the two respondents in the serious illegal detention case filed by Benhur Luy, the whistleblower in the scam.
“Acting on the Petition filed by Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) thru the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), a Freeze Order was issued today by CA covering the accounts and related web of accounts of Janet Lim Napoles, family members, other relatives and staff, as well as those of the NGOs identified with JLN, effective for a period of 6 months,” the CA freeze order said. (PNA)