Sandiganbayan orders transfer of Napoles

By , on April 16, 2015


Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda sentences alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles (in yellow polo shirt) to a jail term of up to 40 years after finding her guilty of illegally detaining her former employee, whistle-blower Benhur Luy, on Tuesday (April 14, 2015). Judge Alameda also ordered Napoles to pay Luy PhP50,000 as civil indemnity and PhP50,000 as moral damages. The court likewise ordered Napoles' transfer from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City to the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda sentences alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles (in yellow polo shirt) to a jail term of up to 40 years after finding her guilty of illegally detaining her former employee, whistle-blower Benhur Luy, on Tuesday (April 14, 2015). Judge Alameda also ordered Napoles to pay Luy PhP50,000 as civil indemnity and PhP50,000 as moral damages. The court likewise ordered Napoles’ transfer from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City to the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday ordered the transfer of accused pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to another jail.

Napoles will be serving her  life sentence over the illegal detention of Benhur Luy at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong.

Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang of the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division denied Napoles’ request to remain at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig.

“The court resolved to grant the motion of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to transfer the person of Napoles to the Correctional Institution for Women in light of the supervening events of her conviction by the Regional Trial Court in Makati for the crime of the serious illegal detention with the corresponding penalty (of life imprisonment),”according to the resolution Tang read in a late press briefing.

Napoles was sentenced to life imprisonment for illegally detaining Luy at Bahay ni San Jose and at the South Garden Pacific Towers in Taguig City, a Catholic retreat house in Magallanes Village, Makati City.