Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s camp on Thursday said the senator had no idea he was promoting non-government organizations under Janet Lim Napoles inspite of being friends with the the latter.
During an interview with ANC’s Headstart, lawyer Alexis Abastillas said Estrada didn’t know the NGOs were owned by Mrs. Napoles since her name did not show in the registration papers. She added that Estrada’s role was merely recommendatory.
She also stressed that Estrada did not know that he was giving funds to "ghost projects" of the Napoles NGOs.
As of now, Estrada is facing plunder charges before the Sandiganbayan for allegedl misuse of his PDAF amounting to P278 million.
article source: abs cbn news