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High court asked to stop Napoles plunder trial

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BUSINESSWOMAN Janet Lim-Napoles has asked the Supreme Court to stop her trial at the country’s anti-graft court for plunder.

In a 100-page petition, Ms. Napoles, accused of masterminding the so-called pork barrel scam, also asked the tribunal to void three Sandiganbayan orders that denied her plea to dismiss the cases against her.

She said the court had abused its discretion when it refused to dismiss the information for lack of jurisdiction.

She noted that complaint originally filed by the Ombudsman in 2014 did not identify the main plunderer, as required by jurisprudence. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas

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