Citizens crime watch group files plunder raps vs. Napoles, 5 senators, 23 others

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(L-R) Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile (Senate Minority Leader), Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. Photos courtesy of Inquirer.net
(L-R) Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile (Senate Minority Leader), Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. Photos courtesy of Inquirer.net

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, 13Sept2013 (PNA) – The Citizens Crime Watch group Friday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman plunder charges against businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, five senators and 23 other former and current government officials.

Napoles is the alleged “brains” behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam and the P900-million Malampaya fund scam.

The complaint arose from the alleged multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam through the means of corruption in the priority development assistance fund of the lawmakers using some of the bogus non-governmental organizations of Napoles.

The complainants led by Atty. Jose Malvar Villegas and Carlo Batalla of the CCW group filed the plunder charges against Napoles and Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan.

Also charged were 23 former and current lawmakers, including members of the Cabinet namely: Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon, who is a former congressman of Muntinlupa City; and Technical and Educational Skills Development Authority Director General Joel Villanueva, who is a former party-list representative of Citizens Battle Against Corruption. (PNA)

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