Alleged pork barrel rip-off mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is now in the identical detention facility as former senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s erstwhile chief of employees, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who’s dealing with charges over the controversy.
Napoles was transferred to the ladies’s dormitory of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology’s facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City early Tuesday (May 16) from the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City.
Reyes has been detained at Camp Bagong Diwa since 2014 over plunder charges associated to the pork barrel rip-off.
She is accused of receiving kickbacks from the misuse of lawmakers’ pork barrel fund on Enrile’s behalf.
Napoles, in the meantime, is tagged because the engineer of the rip-off which concerned transferring lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund allocations to bogus non-government organizations for pretend tasks.
The Sandiganbayan ordered Napoles’ switch to Camp Bagong Diwa after denying her request to be detained on the National Bureau of Investigation Custodial Center.
Napoles requested the court docket if she could possibly be detained on the NBI because of supposed threats to her life.