Luy shocks Revilla’s defense lawyers with seven folders of evidence
The files reveal that the Senator received a handsome amount of more than P200 million
What’s new in the Benhur Luy saga, you ask? A whole lot, apparently.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on Thursday (July 31) that principal whistleblower Luy approached the witness stand to testify against his former boss and alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. Like a riveting courtroom drama, his testimony shocked the defense counsel when he drew out seven folders of documents that would further implicate Napoles and Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla in the PDAF scandal.
Hundreds of pages of financial ledgers dated from 2006 to 2o12 listed various personalities, including Revilla who was identified as "R.B.R." and "Pogi." These documents purportedly show that Revilla received rebates amounting to more than P200 million from the scam. The evidence was threatening enough that it sent the defense scrambling to look for ways to block Luy’s testimony.
The files Luy printed came from his 500GB white hard drive, which the Inquirer says it used on their report detailing the alleged financial transactions of Napoles with dozens of lawmakers over the pork barrel scam.
The hard drive contains JLN Corporation's daily transactions, Luy's financial ledger, memoranda of agreement, and senators' endorsement letters, among others.
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