Sep 172014
A year after the Department of Justice filed the plunder charges before the Ombudsman against three senators in connection with the pork barrel scam, it continues to verify the pieces of evidence against the third group of lawmakers that it said were also involved in the multibillion-peso racket, a report from GMA’s “24-Oras” said Wednesday.

According to DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima, the National Bureau of Investigation is still verifying the documents especially those with alleged forged signatures.

“Naniniguro lang talaga tayo. We don’t want that na maapektuhan or madilute ‘yung mga kaso na yan dahil mahaluan ng mahina-hina na kaso,” De Lima said.

Whistleblowers of the pork barrel scam are admitted to have forged various documents. Still, the problem lies with the said forging of other documents related to the third batch.

“May mga dokumento na admitted to be forged for example the liquidation papers. Pero ‘yung endorsement ng lawmakers, unless there is a good explanation that is expected to be genuine,” she said.

Thirty-three lawmakers, including former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, composed the second batch of respondents charged by the DOJ before the Ombudsman in November 2013 in connection with the scam.  Andrei Medina/NB, GMA News

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