Napoles wins bid to pry into Luy’s bank records
MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan fifth division summoned the bank records of principal whistleblower Benhur Luy and other witnesses as the court is hearing the pork barrel scam case.
In a subpoena released on Thursday, the anti-graft court thus granted the request of alleged mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to summon the bank records of Luy, his parents Arthur and Gertrudes Luy, and other state witnesses Merlina Suñas and Marina Sula.
“You are hereby commanded to appear before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division… within five days from receipt hereof, then and there to submit to the Division Clerk of Court the bank account transactions and all other bank records of Benhur Luy, Arthur K. Luy, Gertrudes Luy, Merlina Suñas and Marina Sula,” the subpoena read from the division hearing the case of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada.
Napoles’ lawyer Stephen David had said they wanted to summon the whistleblowers’ bank records to find out if these also contain ill-gotten wealth.
Napoles and Senators Ramon Revilla Jr., Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile have been charged with plunder and graft cases over their alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam, the alleged diversion of public funds to ghost projects for kickbacks.
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