Napoles tried to close bank accounts, says Manila Court
MANILA, Philippines — Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles attempted to withdraw and close her bank accounts at a savings and loan cooperative of members of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), a Manila Court said in an order obtained by INQUIRER.net Thursday.
Napoles allegedly had more than P500 million at the Air Material Wing Savings and Loan Association Inc. (AMWSLAI) under her name, her husband, children and employees purportedly running dummy nongovernment organizations (NGO) siphoning state funds through ghost projects.
In the order, the Manila City Regional Trial Court Branch 22 said after the pork barrel scam blew up in 2013, “respondents immediately and in concert, attempted to withdraw the balances and close the accounts on July 31, 2013; that most respondents have no legitimate source of income that would justify the amounts transacted in their accounts.”
The lower court also said that former Metrobank Binondo branch manager Binondo Ma. Winnie Villanueva falsified documents “in conspiracy with the Napoleses and Luys” in an attempt to transfer or conceal the accounts.
The court is referring to the following accounts :
011-10-000690-3 * Janet Lim Napoles * P1,357,379.48
011-21-000690-3 * Janet Lim Napoles * P57,694.13
001-10-194238-3 * Janet Lim Napoles, John Christian Lim * P2, 109,033. 71
001-21-194238-3 * Janet Lim Napoles, John Christian Lim * P89,642.43
001-21-049124-8 * Jaime G. Napoles * P30,029.24
001-10-049124-8 * Jaime G. Napoles * P436,356.40
001-10-198862-7 * James Christopher Lim Napoles * P 2,097,164.98
001-21-198862-7 * James Christopher Lim Napoles * P89, 138.01
001-10-341441-9 * Jeane Catherine Lim Napoles * P1,765,001.85
001-21-341331-9 * Jeane Catherine Lim Napoles * P71, 196.08
001-10-198863-7 * Jo Christine Lim Napoles * P2,915,099.45
001-21-198863-7 * Jo Christine Lim Napoles * P123,900.23
001-21-194945-2 * Reynald Lim * P121, 434.23
001-21-194982-5 * Ronald Francisco Lim * P201,673.68
001-10-193776-6 * William Francisco Lim * P4,810.32
001-21-193776-6 * William Francisco Lim * P212.94
001-21-341232-6 * John Raymund De Asis * P6,425.10
001-10-341233-6 * Ma. Winnie Villanueva * P4,800.00
001-21-341233-6 * Ma. Winnie Villanueva * P1,625.10
These accounts have been subject of a provisional asset preservation order (PAPO) or a freeze order by the court in response to a July 2014 request by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).
The court said it “finds probable cause that the subject bank accounts are related to unlawful activities of plunder, malversation and violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft Law.”
Last year, the Manila Court issued a freeze order on the bank accounts of Napoles and other personalities implicated in the pork barrel scam.
AMLC still continued its investigation following the Court of Appeals’ go-signal for its financial investigation and found more bank accounts under the Napoleses.
The investigation showed that the accounts were opened and transactions were made during the material dates of the scam.
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