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Jaime Napoles to tax court: Don’t disclose our mugshots

/ 02:12 PM May 18, 2015
Jaime Napoles. Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO

Jaime Napoles. Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO

Jaime Napoles, husband of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, asked the Court of Tax Appeals not to disclose the mugshot of him and his wife.

Mr. Napoles filed the request five days after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed the tax evasion case against him and his wife.

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A mugshot is usually taken after an accused is arrested.

The Tax Court has yet to determine if there is probable cause to issue a warrant for his arrest. It has just been assigned to a division last week.

Mr. Napoles is facing six counts of tax evasion while his wife is facing 14 counts of violation of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC).

The couple allegedly violated Section 254 or attempt to evade or defeat tax and Section 255 for Failure to File Recur, Supply Correct and Accurate Information and Pay Tax under the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC)

Janet Napolestax liability is P44.68-million while Jaime’s liability is P16-million.

Investigation by the BIR showed the couple purchased several properties, vehicles, insurance policies and club shares.

These properties include condominium units in City & Land mega Plaza in Ortigas, The Discovery Centre also in Ortigas; properties in Bayambang town in Pangasinan and Barangay Lanao (now Sudan) in Kidapawan City. They also purchased 24 insurance plans, a Ford Lincoln Navigator worth US$5,408, Honda Civic and a Porsche Cayenne.

The couple also invested in various corporations including Jimmy’s Bar, Grill and Restaurant Corp, Asia Prime Energy Development and Supply Corporation, Asia Star Power Resources Corporation, RLG Solutions Corporation, Solution Strategies Asia, Manila Polo Club. TVJ

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TAGS: court of tax appeals, Jaime Napoles, Janet Lim Napoles, Pork barrel, Priority Assistance Development Fund (PDAF), Tax evasion
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