AMLC may probe Napoles bank accounts

Posted at 05/19/14 3:52 PM

MANILA - Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma held out the possibility that Janet Lim Napoles' bank accounts may be investigated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council.

Responding to a question from media, Coloma said, "We are confident that AMLC will abide with its mandate and look into the alleged accounts of Mrs. Napoles should there be sufficient proof based on its investigation."

Napoles stands accused of amassing government funds from kickbacks from bogus projects funded by lawmakers' priority development assistance funds (PDAF).

Some P10 billion in PDAF were supposedly funneled to Napoles NGOs in a conspiracy involving Napoles, some legislators and officials of implementing agencies.

Napoles has given indications she will name her co-conspirators in the scam but she has yet to submit an expanded affidavit.