MORE names are expected to be dragged into the pork barrel scam by Janet Lim-Napoles when she submits a more detailed account of her operations and a complete list of people who were in on the racket.
Napoles’ lawyer Bruce Rivera said his client is set to submit the detailed list of those who are involved in the pork scam to the Department of Justice (DOJ) this week.
He said they are still completing the list.
“We are finishing it up and perhaps [we will submit the list on]Wednesday or Thursday next week,” Rivera said in a radio interview over the weekend.
He explained that the second list being prepared by his client contains more names of people allegedly involved in the misuse of the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or pork barrel of lawmakers.
“In fact, the second is a longer affidavit, there are additional names,” Rivera said.
The first affidavit submitted by Napoles, according to him, was just a general statement.
When she rechecked her records, the businesswoman found out that she had transactions with other lawmakers, the lawyer said.
He noted that Napoles hid her records “in a safe place.”
The first list the businesswoman gave to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is incomplete because Napoles could not reconstruct all the transactions that transpired since she does not have the records at the Ospital ng Makati where she had surgery.
With these records, the lawyer said, Napoles will be able to substantiate her second affidavit since it will be supported by pieces of evidence.
De Lima submitted Napoles’ list to the Senate blue ribbon committee after it was subpoenaed by its chairman, Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd.
The list bares names of 10 incumbent senators as well as former Sen. Manuel Villar and the late Sen. Robert Barbers.
Included on the list were Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, Vicente Sotto 3rd, Loren Legarda, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd, Alan Peter Cayetano and Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
Former San Juan Rep. Juan Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito, now a senator, was also on the signed list, as well as Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Joel Villanueva and former Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon.
On Sunday,, GMA television network said it will not take sitting down allegations that one of its talents, Mike Enriquez, was included in the list of personalities who also received gifts from Napoles.
Enriquez has denied receiving anything from JLN Inc., a company owned by Napoles.
“Given that the allegations against Mr. Enriquez [are]uncorroborated and bare, there is no reason at this time for GMA to take the same seriously. Mr. Enriquez had always adhered to the high level of professionalism required by GMA and it stands by him in the face of these baseless imputations,” the TV network said in a statement.