Jeane Napoles' ritzy lifestyle triggers online firestorm


Posted at Jul 30 2013 08:23 PM | Updated as of Jul 31 2013 08:59 PM

MANILA - Jeane Napoles -- the daughter of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles who is tagged as the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel and Malampaya scam -- has found herself in the middle of an online firestorm due to her lavish lifestyle. 

The younger Napoles has deleted her Instagram accounts showing photos of Porsche cars, designer bags, expensive shoes, and jewelry her parents bought for her, but some of the photos and a video clip have made their way to the public eye.

Her old Tumblr account has not been deleted. It shows her taste in fashion as well as her passion for travel and parties.

Another video clip sourced from Vimeo and made public on YouTube also shows how she spent her 21st birthday party at Beverly Hills.

Her mother, in a "TV Patrol" interview, has confirmed the authenticity of the cars and luxury items her daughter owns, but said these were paid using money earned in their legitimate business ventures.

The revelation has triggered various responses online.

Some expressed disgust over the young Napoles' ostentatious display of wealth.

Others were testy.

A handful of them, meanwhile, said the public should not be quick to judge her.

Some said the focus be on lawmakers and government officials involved in the alleged scam instead.