Kapunan resigns as legal counsel of Napoles due to ‘death threats’

MANILA, (PNA) –Lawyer Lorna Kapunan Wednesday resigned as legal counsel of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles citing the “death threats” she has been receiving the past few days as the main reason.

Napoles is the alleged “brains” behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scam.

Kapunan said the threats on her life started when the name of the businesswoman was implicated in the pork barrel scam.

Kapunan admitted that there is a politician who made serious threats for her to just remain silent in the pork barrel scam.

She did not identify the said politician.

“Really, we were intending to do that precisely because of the real threats on my life,” she said.