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But fearless lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles clarified the difference of Napoles' acquittal to the pork barrel scam legal motions.
"Even if Napoles is acquitted on the charge of serious illegal detention, that does not mean the cases involving actual corruption will be affected," explained Cruz-Angeles in a Facebook post.
The OSG acquitted Napoles on the crime of serious illegal detention of her cousin and then aid, Benhur Luy, who served as the state witness on the corruption cases against her. Napoles was found guilty by a Makati court of forcibly detaining Luy sometime in 2012 to 2013.
Napoles was sentenced to 40 years on prison or reclusion perpetua in April 2015. The corruption charges against her, as of this writing, remains unresolved.
Source: Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles
Fearless lawyer clarifies Napoles' acquittal and PDAF scam Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Thursday, February 16, 2017 Rating: