Lawyer says Napoles daughter back in PH
Updated @ 6:00 p.m., Aug. 4, 2018
The Jeane Catherine Napoles, the youngest daughter of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, returned to the country on Friday, her lawyer said.
“She returned to the Philippines on August 3, 2018 at 0335H. I personally fetched her at the NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport),” lawyer Ian Encarnacion said in a text message on Saturday.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra also confirmed that Jeane Catherine Napoles had returned.
“She flew back yesterday from Denpasar, Indonesia via Zest Air,” he said.
Guevarra disclosed on Friday that Jeane fled the Philippines on July 27 or a few days before the US government indicted her, her mother, and four other relatives for alleged money laundering.
Encarnacion said his client “will face all the cases against her, both here and abroad.”
“We maintain our client’s innocence and we look forward to having these cases dismissed,” he said. /muf /atm