Gov’t prosecutors amend info on plunder charge sheets

By , on June 26, 2014

Office of the Ombudsman / Wikipedia Photo
Office of the Ombudsman / Wikipedia Photo

MANILA — In order to emphasize how that the three senators have gained ill-gotten wealth from alleged pork scam mastermind, Janet Lim Napoles, government prosecutors have amended the information on the plunder cases filed in the anti-graft court.

The three senators charged with plunder includes Senators Ramon Revilla Jr., Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada.

The first paragraph of the charge sheet should “emphasize that the Senator was the one who amassed, accumulated, and acquired ill-gotten wealth in connivance or in conspiracy with his co-accused public officer and private individuals,” said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

Carpio-Morales made the comment in a memorandum adding that the phrases “collecting directly or indirectly” and “and/or anomalous” and words such as “collected” and “percentage” be alleged in the charge sheets.

The state prosecutors said that though, “members of the prosecution panel examined the three informations of plunder, and found the same to be sufficient in form and substance,” “prosecutors deemed it wise to amend them to minimize, if nor obviate, objections thereto by certain accused which cause undue delay.”

With reports from Philippine Star