Napoles’ children refused to enter plea

By , on November 19, 2014

Napoles family at daughter Jeane's (orange dress) birthday party.
Napoles family at daughter Jeane’s (orange dress) birthday party.

MANILA – Children of alleged pork-barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles refused to enter a plea during their graft case arraignment at the anti-graft court on Wednesday.

Upon the advice of their counsel, James Christopher and Jo Christine did not enter any plea in the 15 counts of graft cases filed against them.

Because of this, the court thus, entered a not guilty plea for the two children of Napoles.

Using folders to cover their faces, the siblings shunned reporters on their way to the courtroom before the start of the arraignment.

Jo Christine, meanwhile appealed to the reporters to respect their privacy after her brother James bumped his head on the door because of the commotion.

“Kuya, kinasuhan na kami eh (We’re already charged in court),” Jo Christine told a reporter who was taking pictures.

The two were charged with graft case for their alleged involvement in the case raised against Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.

Enrile was charged for funneling P345 million in pork barrel funds to fake the foundations made up by Napoles.