Supreme Court taps DOJ, Ombudsman to unmask the judiciary’s own version of Janet Lim Napoles
She’s called "Ma’am Arlene."
News5 correspondent Marlene Alcaide reports that the Supreme Court (SC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Office of the Ombudsman have agreed to help each other in unmasking "Ma’am Arlene," who has been tagged as the judiciary’s version of Janet Lim Napoles, the businesswoman accused of engineering the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
According to the report, the probe was spurred by reports that a certain "Ma’am Arlene" allegedly showers Court of Appeals justices and Regional Trial Court judges with expensive gifts. She allegedly even bankrolls trips abroad. Aside from unmasking the identity of "Ma’am Arlene," the investigation will also probe allegations of corruption within the judiciary and the prosecution services, including any irregularities during the recent election of the Philippine Judges Association, which appear to have triggered the revelations about "Ma’am Arlene."
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