The house of Janet Lim Napoles in California, USA is now for sale, and is worth a whopping $3.4 million (around P136 million). The sale was put on listing at Zillow.com nearly a week ago, despite the fact that all the assets and properties of the alleged pork barrel scam queen are currently under freeze order.
According to the listing, the address of the single family house is 32 Wedgewood, Irvine, California 92620 and has a lot area of 9,329 sq. ft. The property was sold for $1.4 million in 2007, around three year after the alleged scam started. No further details about the house were mentioned.
It was reported last year that the residential house is associated with Western Ventures Management, a company owned by Reynald Luy Lim, the brother of Janet Lim Napoles. He is also reportedly the owner of Western Investment Corp. and these two companies own two more properties in the US.
Allegedly, this includes the 25,081-sq ft. Anaheim Express Inn located at 620 W Orangewood Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802. This hotel is within walking distance to Disneyland, and its reported assessed value is $7.2 million (around P288 million).
The other alleged Napoles property has an address of 19545 E Cienega Avenue, Covina, also in California. A pre-school was said to be standing on this 4,956-sq. ft. property, which has an assessed value of $1.27 million (around P50.8 million).
But besides these three properties that have a total value of $11.87 million (around P475 million), there were earlier reports that Jeane Napoles, the daughter of Janet Lim Napoles and an aspiring fashion designer, also has a lavishing property in California.
The luxurious apartment is located at Unit 37I at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Los Angeles. The said condo unit has no listed price unit when it was sold. Nevertheless, it was built in 2010 and has an area of 1,610 sq-ft. It has two bedrooms and two baths.
Jeane, 24, has tax evasion case after the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the case filing last September. She allegedly failed to pay more than P17 million taxes for here properties in the US and in the Philippines. Stephen David, her lawyer, said she will return to the country to face the charges.
For the latest update on her case, Janet Lim Napoles categorically denies the claim of whistle-blowers Benhur Luy and Marina Sula that former Sandiganbayan associate justice Gregory Ong is her contact. Ong reportedly acquitted Napoles in 2010 for the Philippine Marines Kevlar helmets case.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Janet Lim Napoles is good on buying properties (here and abroad) that are not registered under her name. BIR chief Kim Henares is yet to comment on the Napoles house for sale. Taho News has been calling Napoles’ lawyers but their phones are off.