Kulong pa rin! Sandiganbayan rejects Gigi Reyes’ bail plea
The Sandiganbayan 3rd Division has turned down the motion of lawyer Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, co-accused and former chief of staff of former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile in the pork barrel scam cases, to be granted bail.
In its resolution, the anti-graft court pointed out “the prosecution evidence clearly established the active role she played – she signed the endorsement letters which actually triggered the start of this so-called ‘pork barrel scam’ and repeatedly received the kickbacks from (Ruby) Tuason and accused (Janet Lim) Napoles.”
Reyes is currently detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.
On the other hand, Enrile was granted provisional liberty after the Supreme Court (SC) approved his bail petition in August 2015.
Reyes has been named as Enrile’s co-accused in charges against him including plunder and 15 counts pending before the Sandiganbayan.
Under the charges, Enrile is accused of having amassed P172 million in kickbacks from alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim Napoles in exchange for choosing her non-government organizations (NGOs) to implement ghost projects funded by the former lawmaker’s pork barrel.