DOJ shows evidence vs Jinggoy, Bong, JPE
MANILA - The Department of Justice has prepared stacks of documentary evidence and annexes in the complaint to be filed against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.
A DZMM report said the stacks of documents pertained to evidence linking the 3 lawmakers to bogus non-governmental organizations set up by businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.
|Documentary evidence against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada., to be filed by the Department of Justice at the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo by Nikolo Baua, ABS-CBN News|
Some of the NGOs that allegedly had financial transactions with the 3 lawmakers are the Social Development Program for Farmers Foundation, Inc (SDFFI), National Livelihood Development Corp. (NLDC) and Countrywide Agri and Rural Economic Development Foundation Inc. (CARED), and Agricultura para sa Magbubukid Foundation Inc. (APMFI).
Whistle-blowers are accusing Napoles of setting up fake non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to act as conduits of pork barrel funds since 2002.
Under the scheme, 50% of the pork barrel funds allocated to the Napoles-linked NGOs went back to the lawmakers.
Ten percent of the funds went to the implementing agency, five percent went to chiefs of staff of lawmakers, and 1% was split among the president of the NGO and incorporators, key whistle-blower Benhur Luy said during last week's Senate hearing.
Lawyer Levito Baligod earlier said the whistleblowers have complete documents showing the money trail in the scam. The documents, in 17 boxes, include the testimony of 6 whistleblowers who were previously employed by Napoles.
He added that they have evidence against lawmakers who are claiming that their signatures were forged in the release of their pork barrel funds to fake non-government organizations. Report by Johnson Manabat, radio dzMM