Whether the time stamps on the files in the pork barrel fund scam witness Benhur Luy’s external hard drive correspond with real Philippine time or not, only the computer supposedly used at that time could tell, Estrada’s lawyer Paul Mar Arias argued.
On Tuesday, prosecution witness Special Investigator III Dario Sabilano of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), continued his testimony before the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division during a hearing on the bail petition of Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, who is facing a P183-million plunder charge in connection with the pork barrel scam.
Paul Mar Arias began cross-examination and asked how the witness would know if the time based on the time Attorney zone of the subject computer matches the Philippine time, Sabilano answered, “I will not be able to determine…”
The defense lawyer countered that, if so then there was no way of knowing if the time stamps actually correspond to the real time in the country.
The witness later mentioned that the only way to make certain is if they have the actual PC or personal computer in their possession.
Sabilano conducted a forensic examination on Luy’s external hard drive, which contains disbursement reports Luy made when he was the finance officer of JLN Corporation. JLN stands for Janet Lim-Napoles.
In 2010, Luy claimed they upgraded computers to iMac from where backup files of disbursement reports in an external drive were made.