Janet Napoles now in custody

Posted at Aug 28 2013 11:19 PM | Updated as of Aug 29 2013 07:22 AM

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Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged brains behind the multi-billion scam involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of lawmakers and the P900-million Malampaya Fund mess, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, said Napoles surrendered to President Aquino.

"At 9:37 p.m on August 28, Janet Napoles surrendered to President Aquino. Napoles is wanted on charges of serious illegal detention arising from the alleged kidnapping of Benhur Luy," Lacierda said in a statement.

"The President turned her over to the custody of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police Director-General Alan Purisima for processing and booking," he added. -- dzMM, August 28, 2013