Friday, July 14, 2006

Financiers Behind Failed Coup Plot Identified - DOJ

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez today said financiers of the failed February 24, 2006 coup plot have been identified lending credence to the theory that there was indeed a threat against the government earlier this year.

Gonzalez declined to name names and instead described some of the ten alleged financiers.

"Some are businessmen, former government officials, one in particular aspires to become an ambassador," Gonzalez said.

The justice secretary further added that it was in the house of this ambassador wanna-be where the victory statement of B/Gen. Danilo Lim was videotaped.

Gonzalez declined to divulge how he got the names.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is said to be happy with the development according to Gonzalez. Upon his advice, the President ordered that all documents and evidence that have so far been discovered like the "Oplan Trident" be collated and evaluated by an inter-agency legal panel to determine criminal liabilities of the persons involved.

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