Napoles wants Luy's travel records subpoenaed

by Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 04 2014 03:44 PM | Updated as of Aug 04 2014 11:44 PM

MANILA - The camp of Janet Lim Napoles is asking the Sandiganbayan First Division to subpoena the travel records of pork scam whistleblower Benhur Luy from the Bureau of Immigration.

Napoles' counsel Atty. Stephen David earlier told the media he wants to question in court the validity of Luy's claim that he had been present during the supposed meetings of lawyer Richard Cambe and Janet Lim Napoles from 2006 to 2010.

It was during this period that Cambe allegedly collected his and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.'s share of their kickbacks from the pork barrel.

David said he has information that Luy was frequently traveling out of the country during the same period.

Napoles' lawyers also requested the court to subpoena 26 additional bank documents under the names of Luy, his parents Arthur and Gertrudes Luy, and other whistleblowers Merlina Sunas and Marina Sula.

This is in addition to the 30 other bank documents that the defense already requested earlier.

The Napoles camp also clarified in their motion that what they were asking were bank account transactions, consisting of bank deposits, withdrawals, and requests for fund transfers, covering the period from the time they were opened until the time that they were closed.

They said these documents will be needed during the cross-examination of Luy.

Luy is set to continue his testimony during Revilla's and Napoles’ bail hearing on August 7 and 14. He is set to face the defense panel for cross-examination.