Ex-solon indicted in pork case
The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday formally brought criminal charges in the Sandiganbayan against former Bureau of Customs chief Ruffy Biazon for allegedly receiving P1.95 million in kickbacks from alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles when he was still a Muntinlupa City congressman in 2007.
In separate complaints, the Ombudsman said Biazon assigned P3 million in his pork barrel allotments to Napoles-owned Philippine Social Development Foundation Inc. for a fraudulent livelihood project which was coursed through the now-defunct Technology Resource Center (TRC).
It said the former lawmaker received the money “willfully, unlawfully and feloniously” through Zenaida Ducut, the former Energy Regulatory Commission chair and Pampanga representative, who supposedly acted as his agent.
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