Woman tied to Philippine graft scandal surrenders

Associated Press
Woman tied to Philippine graft scandal surrenders

In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 photo released by Malacanang Palace, Janet Lim-Napoles, seated left, a wealthy businesswoman who is at the center of a corruption scandal, listens to her husband Jimmy, left, as her counsel Lorna Kapunan, seated right, confers with Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, following Napoles' surrender late Wednesday to President Benigno Aquino III, not in the photo, at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. The surrender came three days after a large protest in Manila to condemn large-scale graft allegations in a country long mired in poverty. Napoles has been accused of illegally detaining a former aide who accused her of stealing huge amounts of government development funds, derisively called pork-barrel funds, in conspiracy with powerful lawmakers. She has denied any wrongdoing but was ordered arrested by authorities, with Aquino announcing a 10 million peso ($227,000) bounty for her capture. (AP Photo/Malacanang Palace, Rodolfo Manabat) NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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