US wants Napoles extradited for money laundering but Duterte-appointed Martires now to handle pork barrel case

[1] Federal prosecutors say a Filipino woman and five of her family members have been indicted for conspiring to funnel into the U.S. some $20 million in Philippine public funds obtained through an intricate bribery and fraud scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that Jannet [sic] Napoles and the five other defendants allegedly diverted Philippine government funds intended to benefit poor Filipinos. SOURCE: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/08/01/1838705/napoles-5-others-indicted-us-money-laundering#7CtBQsJGt4fr9QcZ.99
[2] Investigations into the scam continue at the Office of the Ombudsman, now headed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s new appointee, Ombudsman Samuel Martires. SOURCE: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/08/01/1838705/napoles-5-others-indicted-us-money-laundering#7CtBQsJGt4fr9QcZ.99
[3] Janet "Jenny" Luy Lim-Napoles (born Janet Lim y Luy; January 15, 1964) is a businesswoman who is believed to have masterminded the Priority Development Assistance Fund Scam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Lim-Napoles
[4] Samuel R. Martires (born January 2, 1949) is a Filipino lawyer and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. On July 26, 2018, he was appointed as the 7th Ombudsman by President Rodrigo Duterte, replacing then-outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Martires
[5] An extradition treaty is an international agreement in which the Requested State agrees, at the request of the Requesting State and under specified conditions, to turn over persons who are within its jurisdiction and who are charged with crimes against, or are fugitives from, the Requesting State. Extradition treaties can be bilateral or multilateral, though until recently the United States showed little interest in negotiating multilateral agreements dealing with extradition. https://www.lawphil.net/international/treaties/extrad.html

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