Estrada aide Ruby Tuason turns state witness--lawyer | Inquirer News

Estrada aide Ruby Tuason turns state witness–lawyer

/ 11:13 AM February 07, 2014

Ruby Tuason. Photo by Nestor Corrales/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–Ruby Tuason, former aide of former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and one of those implicated in the pork barrel scam, is a state witness, her lawyer said.

Tuason met with Justice Secretary Leila De Lima Friday morning to discuss her and her family’s protection, Dennis Manalo said Friday in a phone interview.

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From the National Bureau of Investigation, where Tuason met with De Lima and NBI Director Virgilio Mendez, Tuason is on her way to the Office of the Ombudsman where she would subscribe to her affidavit.

Tuason is one of those slapped with a plunder complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the P900 million Malampaya fund.

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She allegedly received P242.775 million in kickbacks on behalf of still an unidentified principal.

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TAGS: corruption, DoJ, Joseph Estrada, NBI, Ombudsman, Plunder, Politics, Ruby Tuason, State witness
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