Senator Leila De Lima and former Interior Secretaries Mar Roxas and Ismael Sueno could face prison charges over the alleged anomalous billion-peso firetruck deal involving Austrian firm Rosenbauer.
Lawyer Leo Romero, the authorized counsel of former ABAKADA party-list Representative Jonathan Dela Cruz, disclosed that prison complaints are being mulled towards these people .
In the meantime, Romero mentioned that extra paperwork are being gathered for the aim of submitting the prison complaints.
“I sent a letter to the DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government) requesting for copies of vouchers, certificate of payments, receipts so that we can file appropriate criminal charges for plunder, malversation , graft and violatiion of the procurement law,” mentioned the lawyer.
Romero mentioned the deal, which was carried out by way of mortgage, neither underwent the required public bidding nor was given appropriation by Congress.
“There are two contracts here. The first contract was entered into and executed during the time of the previous administration and the second one Secretary Sueno proceeded to implement,” he defined.
The lawyer mentioned this was one of many explanation why Sueno was fired by Duterte.
“Likewise, Sec. Leila de Lima may be impleaded as she issued and signed a Legal Opinion approving the Supply Contract,” mentioned Romero, who indicated that the authorized opinion was launched when De Lima was nonetheless Justice Secretary.
On Thursday (April 20), Dela Cruz filed a movement asking the Supreme Court (SC) to behave on his June 2016 petition, which hunted for the issuance of a short lived restraining order (TRO) or a writ for preliminary injunction towards the implementation of the deal.