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)