Napoles gives more detailed affidavit as part of deal to enter witness protection program

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirmed Friday that suspected pork barrel mastermind, Janet Lim-Napoles, has been provisionally admitted to the Witness Protection Program (WPP).

Aguirre said Napoles has executed an affidavit which provided more details on the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

“We confirm that Janet L. Napoles has been placed under Provisional Admission of WPP subject to affidavit she submitted which is now undergoing assessment,” Aguirre said in a text message.

The WPP is administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“As of the moment, physically she is not under WPP due to provisional status of admission. If requested by subject we can provide additional security and as warranted, address medical needs,” Aguirre added.

Earlier, the Court of Appeals reversed a Makati City court decision which convicted Napoles and her brother Jojo Lim for serious illegal detention.

Napoles remains in detention since she is still facing plunder, graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan, along with former senators Jinggoy Estrada, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Juan Ponce Enrile.

(PNA)

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