Atty. Lorna Kapunan denies getting ₱20 million to defend Janet Napoles

She says defending Napoles is part of her advocacy.

ABS-CBNNews.com's Ira Pedrasa reports that lawyer Lorna Kapunan has denied getting ₱20 million and some properties in exchange for accepting the case of Janet Lim-Napoles.

 

According to the report, Kapunan said she accepted the challenge of defending the controversial businesswoman in court because it is "a continuation of her advocacy to have the pork barrel and other similar funds abolished." Napoles is tagged as the mastermind of the pork barrel scam where she allegedly pocketed a total of ₱10 billion in public funds for years.

 

"Those who know me will not believe this. Those who don't know me are free to think what they want," Kapunan told ABS-CBN's Bottomline. But the feisty lawyer did not categorically answer whether her client is innocent or not, saying a lawyer's only role in a case is to "provide the client with all available remedies under the law."

 

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