Baligod: 3 more senators/ex-senators involved in 'pork scam'

by Ira Pedrasa,

Posted at Apr 03 2014 01:03 PM | Updated as of Apr 04 2014 02:56 AM

MANILA - Not just Pogi, Sexy, and Tanda?

Lawyer Levito Baligod on Thursday alleged that three other individuals who have either served in the Senate or are incumbent senators are involved in pork barrel anomalies.

In an interview with radio dzMM, the former counsel of pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy said the pieces of evidence against these individuals have already been filed.

He refused to name these individuals, saying the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation have yet to assess the strength of the complaints.

He said the cases at the Office of the Ombudsman resolved last Tuesday are only small parts of the whole pork barrel scam story.

These were all based on documents in the care of Luy, who was businesswoman Janet Napoles’ right hand man before turning whistleblower. These documents cover the alleged plunder of taxpayers’ money from 2004 to 2010.

The Office of the Ombudsman found evidence to file plunder and graft charges against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada Jr., Ramon “Bong” Revilla, and others tagged in one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country's history.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales signed three separate joint resolutions indicting the senators, Napoles and other individuals for being involved in a modus operandi where they “repeatedly received sums of money from [businesswoman Janet Napoles]…” for several years.