Kapunan resigns as Napoles lawyer

30 Oct

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MANILA, Philippines – Lorna Kapunan has resigned as lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday, October 30.

Asked if Kapunan quit as counsel, de Lima said, “Yes, but I don’t know why.”

Lawyers knowledgeable about the resignation said there was a difference in strategy between Kapunan and collaborating counsel Alfredo Villamor. Kapunan has yet to file a motion to withdraw appearance from the court. This can happen next week.

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