THE former lawyer of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim- Napoles is being summoned by the Supreme Court (SC) to explain her remarks in a TV interview alleging corruption in the Court.
In a resolution dated November 26 but released only recently to the public, the Court gave Kapunan 10 days to explain her answers to questions posed by Anthony Taberna on ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda show five days earlier.
Taberna had asked Kapunan: “May kilala po ba kayong justice ng Supreme Court na nababayaran?” (Do you know any Supreme Court justice who accepts bribes?)
Kapunan answered “Opo” (Yes), adding she also knows about corruption in the Court of Appeals.
“I am told that a restraining order in the CA (Court of Appeals) can be as much as 5 million [pesos],” Kapunan said.
Kapunan has represented celebrity clients, including actor-model Hayden Kho when he was implicated in a sex-video scandal.
Kapunan was a law partner of the late Senator Raul Roco.
The SC resolution was signed by Clerk of Court Enriqueta E. Vidal.