After plunder cases, graft raps filed vs 3 senators

Posted at 06/09/14 6:03 PM

MANILA - The Office of the Ombudsman today filed graft charges against Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and several others before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the pork barrel scam.

A staff member of the docket section of the Sandiganbayan informed the media that 11 counts of graft were filed against Estrada, et al; 15 for Enrile, et al; and 16 for Revilla, et al.

The informations were filed at the Sandiganbayan an hour before the docket section closed.

Those charged with graft also included alleged pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles and heads of implementing agencies who were allegedly involved in the misuse of pork barrel funds.

Also included in the graft charges is Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos.

The filing of the graft raps comes after the Ombudsman filed plunder charges against the three senators, Napoles and other individuals linked to the scam last Friday.