AMLC files 2nd batch of forfeiture case vs. respondents in PDAF scam

By , on June 19, 2014

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MANILA, June 18 (PNA) — The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has filed before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) the second batch of forfeiture case against the respondents in the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam.

This was through a petition for civil forfeiture of assets filed by the AMLC before the Manila RTC last June 5.

In this connection, Manila RTC Executive Judge Marino dela Cruz has issued a provisional asset preservation order (PAPO) against the assets of the following:

— Former Benguet Rep. Samuel Dangwa;

— Atty. Gigi Reyes, former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile;

— Pauline Labayen, former appointment secretary of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada;

— Alfonso Garcia Napoles;

— Adelina Garcia Napoles;

— Jose Emmanuel Lim;

— Pedro Dumon Sepulviteda Jr;

— Florentina Seachon Sepulveda;

— Washington Plaza; and

— First Integrated Bonding and Insurance Company, Inc.

Under the PAPO, the RTC prohibits any transaction in the bank accounts of the said individuals and company within a period of 20 days.

The RTC also ordered the AMLC to assist in the immediate implementation of the PAPO.

The Manila RTC conducted the hearing on Wednesday in connection with the petition of the AMLC to make the PAPO as asset preservation order (APO), meaning that, the longer period of time for the “freezing” of the assets covered by the PAPO.