Ombudsman to Block Move to Make Napoles State Witness

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said she would block the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) plan to make Janet Napoles a state witness. The DOJ earlier announced that it would likely use Napoles to pin down officials of the Aquino administration allegedly involved in the congressional pork barrel scandal. Morales countered, however, that Napoles is among the guiltiest being one of the principals of the scam; she is therefore…

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