AMLC allowed to probe Napoles bank accountsBy Kristine Angeli Sabillo
MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals has allowed the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to look into over 400 bank accounts owned by or connected to Janet Lim-Napoles and her non-government organizations, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Friday.
The appellate court’s second division came out with a decision giving AMLC five months to study the accounts owned by Napoles, her relatives and employees.
On August 16, the CA froze around 40 bank accounts allegedly used to divert P10 billion from lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund.
The National Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Ombudsman asked the AMLC to investigate Napoles’ bank transaction.
Napoles was accused of orchestrating the P10 billion pork barrel scam, which allegedly allowed the misuse of PDAF by lawmakers and non-government organizations.