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Janet as state witness discussed in meeting

Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II yesterday met the lawyer of alleged “pork barrel” fund scam mastermind businesswoman Janet L. Napoles to discuss the possibility of turning her into a state witness.

Lawyer Stephen David, who represented Napoles in her pork barrel fund scam cases at the Sandiganbayan, went to the
Department of Justice in Manila after Aguirre showed his intention to seek her help in reviewing the alleged anomalies involving the release of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the House of Representatives and Senate.

“We are just exploring possibility that my client will be admitted to Witness Protection Program,” David told reporters following his meeting with the Justice Secretary. “We are requesting on our part that she should be given a proper security kung sakaling matuloy ang propositions na ‘yun,” added David. (Jeffrey G. Damicog)