Jeane Napoles has until December 17 to answer tax evasion charges filed against her by BIR

Where the heck is she anyway?

The Philippine Star reports that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has given Jeane Napoles, the daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind janet Lim-Napoles,until December 17 to respond to tax evasion charges filed against her by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

 

According to the report, DOJ's Panel of Prosecutors gave Jeane a seven-day ultimatum to answer the charges after she failed to show up during the preliminary investigation held on Tuesday (December 10). Although her lawyer, Romero Villarta, appeared on her behalf, he failed to show the panel an authorization letter coming from the younger Napoles.

 

The BIR is running after Jeane for her alleged failure to pay P32 million in taxes in 2011 and 2012. The bureau said that "despite having no known source of income, Jeane was able to purchase properties including a condominium unit at Ritz Carlton in California, United States, and a property in Bayambang, Pangasinan."

 

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