Two Sandiganbayan divisions order Napoles’ return to Bagong Diwa
Vince F. Nonato
Two of the three Sandiganbayan divisions handling the plunder cases of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles have ordered her detention at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.
The Sandiganbayan First and Third Divisions on Monday denied Napoles’s plea to be transferred instead to the National Bureau of Investigation custodial center in Manila over alleged threats to her life.
Although the Fifth Division has yet to resolve the motions before it, Sandiganbayan Executive Clerk of Court Ma. Teresa Pabulayan said the two commitment orders can be immediately enforced since they were already issued.
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Sajid Ampatuan faces 36 more charges over P16.3-M food scam
Vince F. Nonato
Former Maguindanao officer-in-charge governor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan is facing 36 more corruption charges at the Sandiganbayan, on top of the 161 already filed in April.
This time, the Office of the Ombudsman formally charged Ampatuan and six others over the release of P16,317,559 to a food supplier, Henry Merchandising, which turned out to be “fictitious and/or nonexistent.”
This brings to 197 the total number of charges filed over the past two months against Ampatuan, a prime suspect in the Maguindanao Massacre who is out on bail.
Prosecutors accused Ampatuan of conspiring with provincial officials to “appropriate for themselves” the said public funds from Feb. 2, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2009.
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