Criminal charges will quickly be filed in opposition to in opposition to 4 distinguished allies of former President Benigno Aquino III in reference to the pork barrel scam, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirmed Monday (May 28).
In a tv interview, Aguirre named former finances secretary Florencio Abad and Senators Antonio Trillanes, Leila de Lima and Franklin Drilon as among the “prominent personalities” who will face charges over the alleged misuse of lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocation.
He stated the circumstances can be filed by at least businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam.
“Nakausap ko na po actually ang kanyang lawyer. Ang sabi niya, in a few days, maglalabas na sila ng kaukulang habla at ifa-file ata nila iyun sa DOJ,” Aguirre stated.
The submitting of charges in opposition to Aquino’s allies comes after Napoles was acquitted within the critical unlawful detention case filed by her cousin and pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy.
After she was cleared within the case, Aguirre stated the DOJ is contemplating making Napoles a state witness in its contemporary investigation on the pork barrel scam.