Court of Appeals Reverses Illegal Detention Conviction of Alleged Pork Barrel Mastermind Napoles

Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the congressional pork barrel scam, has been acquitted of charges of illegal detention after the Court of Appeals (CA) reversed a lower court decision. Napoles was earlier sentenced for detaining her former assistant against his will in what was a turf war in illegally cornering pork barrel funds. The assistant eventually became a state witness that led to the arrest of three senators. Her release…

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