DOJ to start hearing Napoles tax evasion case-A A +A
Monday, October 21, 2013
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) will start the preliminary hearings on the tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, Janet Lim-Napoles and her husband, Jaime on Monday afternoon.
Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Edna Valenzuela, a member of the DOJ investigating panel, said that there will be two days of hearing the case, on October 21 and November 5 at 2 p.m.
According to the BIR, for taxable years 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Janet Napoles attempted to evade her taxes amounting to P44.68 million.
Meanwhile, Jaime Napoles will face alleged tax liability amounting to P16.43 million due to failure to supply correct and accurate information in his income tax return (ITR) for taxable years 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The other member of the investigating panel on the Napoles couple’s tax evasion case will be Asst. State Prosecutor Stewart Allan Mariano and Prosecution Atty. Mark Roland Estepa. (Sunnex)