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Court subpoenas pork barrel scam whistleblowers’ bank accounts

Posted On 2014 Jul 26
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At a media forum, lawyer Levito Baligod said he culled the names of those involved in the multimillion peso anomaly through various interviews and there is no “Benhur List.” Baligod used to be the counsel for whistleblowers Benhur Luy and Merlina Suñas.

At a media forum, lawyer Levito Baligod said he culled the names of those involved in the multimillion peso anomaly through various interviews and there is no “Benhur List.” Baligod used to be the counsel for whistleblowers Benhur Luy and Merlina Suñas.

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan first division on Wednesday issued subpoenas for the court to access the bank accounts of pork barrel scam whistleblowers led by principal witness Benhur Luy.

This after the alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles’ lawyer Stephen David filed a request for the court to issue a subpoena. The request was hereby granted.

Ordered to appear for the hearing on Thursday to be attended by whistleblowers are representatives from BDO Unibank, Metrobank, BPI, UCPB and Landbank.

According to the request for subpoena, the following whistleblowers have the respective number of bank accounts:

Benhur Luy – 19 bank accounts

Arthur Luy – three bank accounts

Gertures Luy – two bank accounts

Merlina Sunas – three bank accounts

Marina Sula – three bank accounts

David had said they would file a request for subpoena to find out if the bank accounts also contained ill-gotten wealth.

The whistleblowers have pointed to Napoles as the mastermind behind the billion-peso racket of pillaging lawmakers’ public funds to Napoles’ bogus foundations to implement ghost projects and rake in kickbacks. (MNS)

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