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Aguirre: Existing Sandiganbayan charges vs Napoles have ‘defects’

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

'It seems that we have discovered defects in the charges in the Sandiganbayan against her. The charges here are plunder, and plunder is a charge against a government official,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre in a mix of English and Filipino

NOT MOST GUILTY. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II believes there is a "most guilty" personality in the pork barrel scam that would qualify Janet Napoles as a state witness.

Napoles lawyer Stephen David once presented at Cabinet meeting

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The agenda of the 5th Cabinet meeting shows David made a presentation about proposals to develop Sangley Point Airport

Aguirre on DOJ probe, Alvarez on Go, Sereno on quo warranto petition | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:43 PM

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Stephen David using Palace connections for Napoles?

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:36 PM

'[Medialdea] was asked by Atty David if he could overrule me, he said he could not, because he is of the same opinion as mine,' Aguirre says, referring to his opinion about the need for the Sandiganbayan's nod to transfer Napoles to a safehouse

INSIDE MALACAÑANG. Janet Napoles' lawyer Stephen David goes in and out of Malacañang and is able to challenge a justice secretary's position to the Executive Secretary, effectively the second president. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Sereno impeachment, Medialdea on Napoles, Dela Rosa on DOJ | Evening wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

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Medialdea advised Napoles lawyer on jail transfer

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

'[It's] because we are in a situation where we don't know what to do.... That's why we have to consult people in authority,' says Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David, defending a meeting in Malacañang

JAIL TRANSFER. Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David attends 3 consecutive hearings at Sandiganbayan on March 9, 2018, on the motion to transfer the businesswoman out of her regular jail and into a safehouse. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators

CASES VS LP. Lawyer Levito Baligod is pursuing other pork barrel scam cases against members of opposition Liberal Party (LP) pending now at the Office of the Ombudsman.

SC orders disciplinary evaluation of Napoles lawyer Stephen David

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The SC points out this is strike 2 for David who was found guilty of indirect contempt in 2009

NAPOLES LAWYER. Stephen David attends a court setting for client Janet Lim Napoles at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on March 15, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

PDAF cases, Duterte-time: Napoles confident of freedom 'in less than 2 years'

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The justice department, the Solicitor General, and the Court of Appeals have helped the cases of the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind in no small measure

IN PHOTOS: Napoles prepares for transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa

May 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Two divisions of the anti graft court where she stands trial for plunder deny her request to be moved from the women s correctional to the NBI custodial center

COMMITMENT ORDER. Sandiganbayan sheriff Romulo Barrozo brings to the Correctional Institute for Women the court's order to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to the jail facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on May 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SolGen comment good for Napoles PDAF cases – lawyer

Mar 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Napoles lawyer Stephen David evades questions about his link to President Duterte

WHAT DEAL? Janet Lim-Napoles' lawyer Stephen David laughs off questions on whether the government had forged a deal with his client over the pork barrel cases. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte's links to Janet Lim Napoles' lawyers

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Three lawyers who defended Janet Lim Napoles are staunch Duterte supporters One of them is now a deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Napoles asks court to lift freeze order on accounts

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Janet Napoles through her lawyer claims she and her family are being used as scapegoats of the supposed whistle blowers who actually earned from the pork barrel scam

SCAPEGOAT? The counsel of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles claims the whistleblowers are merely using her and her family as scapegoat to evade the law. Rappler file photo

Who are the lawyers of Janet Lim Napoles?

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:54 AM

The orders of the day for them are to show to the court that the charges against Napoles do not constitute plunder and that Luy is not credible

Why charge Napoles' employees 'merely following orders'?

Aug 14, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Defense lawyers question Benhur Luy over selective judging

Court: Luy got rich with PDAF? Burden of proof on Napoles

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:57 PM

The burden to prove that it was Benhur Luy and not Janet Napoles who benefitted from the PDAF scam is on Napoles says Sandiganbayan Justice Efren dela Cruz

Court orders Napoles transfer to Taguig jail

Jul 25, 2014 - 2:07 PM

4th UPDATE The order of the Sandiganbayan s 3rd division conflicts with that of a Makati Regional Trial Court branch that directed Napoles detention at Fort Sto Domingo

Luy assails court order to open bank accounts

Jul 24, 2014 - 2:09 PM

Napoles lawyer Stephen David argues that bank records will show the state witnesses amassed millions from the scheme

Napoles rejects jail transfer, claims 'high-risk' status

Jul 23, 2014 - 5:17 PM

The cases brought against her are intensely controversial and involve highly powerful and controversial personalities There are grave real and imminent threats to her life and security her lawyers say

Sandigan to banks: Testify on Luy's 19 accounts

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Luy is expected to take the witness stand on Thursday July 24 to testify on the diversion of Revilla s pork barrel to dubious NGOs

'PRODUCE DATABASE.' The Senate orders De Lima and NBI to submit the digital files of principal whistleblower Benhur Luy. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Jinggoy: PNoy impeachment will divide the country

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Estrada back pedals and says he does not think the House will muster enough signatures to impeach the President considering the fact that majority of the members of the House are allies of the President


Bong Revilla wants PNoy, Mar, PGMA as witnesses

Jul 09, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Revilla s lawyer in his plunder case Joel Bodegon still needs to defend to the court why the testimonies of Aquino and Roxas are vital in trial

Voluminous evidence vs Estrada delays bail hearing

Jul 08, 2014 - 1:19 PM

Defense lawyers are concerned about the prosecution s presentation of over 1 000 documents as evidence to prove Estrada should not be permitted to post bail

CBCP rejects Napoles 'request' for custody

Jul 08, 2014 - 11:14 AM

UPDATED Philippine Catholic bishops cite obstacles from both Church and State laws in rejecting the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind s request but the Napoles camp denies making the plea

SEEKING BISHOPS' HELP. Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, undergoes arraignment at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Sandiganbayan/Pool

Court acts as fiscal and judge of Napoles' children – lawyer

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Lawyer Stephen David counsel for Janet Lim Napoles alleges that the court is both prosecutor and judge if it needs additional evidence but still pushes for a finding of probable cause instead of an outright dismissal

Who takes the lead? Napoles counsels confuse court, prosecution

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Napoles spokesman Bruce Rivera says his client s family convinced him to take over the case Monday evening June 16 This will allow lawyer Stephen David and his team to concentrate on her plunder and graft charges

Napoles unaware of Benhur ‘compromise’ – lawyer

Jun 04, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Lawyer Bruce Rivera says a meeting between the counsels of Napoles and Luy was unplanned and that Napoles herself was not privy to a request made for Luy to drop the serious illegal detention case against her

NOT PRIVY. Janet Lim Napoles' spokesman said Napoles doesn't know about any

‘Unwanted’ people among Napoles’ hospital visitors

May 26, 2014 - 4:56 PM

People claiming to be connected to high government officials have been visiting Janet Lim Napoles asking about the infamous list of politicians she implicated in the pork barrel scam

'UNWANTED.' Janet Lim Napoles's lead counsel admits Napoles has many visitors at her hospital room – including 'unwanted' ones. File photo of Napoles in Camp Crame courtesy of the PNP PIO