Jeane Napoles indicted for tax evasion
"Bebe gurl" is in trouble
ABS-CBN News reported on Thursday (September 11) that the daughter of alleged PDAF Scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, Jeane, has been indicted by the Department of Justice. This is after the BIR looked into the younger Napoles’ tax liabilities and concluded that, "To be able to buy something worth P54.73 million, she would have earned an income net of taxes of P54.73 million."
In a separate report by GMA News, Abakada party-list Representative Jonathan Dela Cruz opined that this is a "squeeze" move from the administration, saying, "[It creates the] impression that the administration is doing something amid its seeming inutility and cluelessness [about] the problems of this country."
Meanwhile, Valenzuela City Representative Sherwin Gatchalian counered Dela Cruz, saying that it is not a "pressure" move. He further clarified that "Jeane is being investigated for tax evasion while her mother is detained for serious illegal detention, aside from facing plunder charges."
The younger Napoles’ photos of her luxurious life ignited the people’s interest in the pork barrel scam, especially after a video of her lavish debut leaked.