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Sunday, October 30, 2016
De Lima Buys $6 million Mansion in New York | Government to probe source of funds
FilipinoSenator, Leila De Lima, has purchased a $6 million dollar mansion inBronx, New York, in the United States of America.
The house, located in 895 Shore Rd,Bronx, NY 10464, United States, which was paid for in February 2016 has been a top-secret between herself and former driver.
A concernedFilipinocitizen in New York submitted evidence of De Lima’s ownership to the Philippines government for further investigation into her source of funding for the purchase.
Preliminary investigations conducted indicate that payment was sent by De Lima through a Manila-based factory. Several transactions totalling over $6 million dollars have also been spotted on De Lima’s bank statement been funds sent to the Manila company.
A probe would soon be launched into the mansion’s purchase.
Despite testimony from dozens of inmates tagging Senator Leila De Lima as a “protector” of drug syndicates and a key personality in the illegal drug trade in the national jail, a house committee did not recommend her prosecution.
The final report approved by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Justice and Human Rights said “all of the evidence point to her…in these illegal activities.”
But it added that it would leave it up to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Ombudsman to decide whether it to file charges against De Lima for her role in abetting illegal drugs.
However, members of the house minority bloc were dissatisfied with the report and voted against it.