Deal Struck? Solicitor General Seeks Acquittal of Alleged Pork Barrel Scam Mastermind

Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the congressional pork barrel scam who is in jail for serious illegal detention, may be freed after the solicitor general moved for her acquittal. This may weaken the plunder cases filed against three senators, as it would undermine the credibility of the witness who had brought about the serious illegal detention charge against Napoles. There’s concern that a deal has been struck with Napoles that would pin down critics of the administration. President Rodrigo Duterte

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