For Sale: Jeane Napoles' Ritz Carlton home hits market for $1.475 M

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

September 27, 2013


LOS ANGELES (UPDATED) – A controversial condominium unit in a downtown Los Angeles high rise, owned by one of the children of a businesswoman embroiled in the P10-billion pork barrel scam in the Philippines, is on the market.



Several realty websites show that the home of Jeane Napoles, the daughter of Janet Lim Napoles, at the Ritz Carlton is up for sale.



The listing was posted on several American realty websites on September 23.



The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit which covers over 1500 square feet is being listed at the price of $1.475 million.



Price per square feet is at $934.14.



A screenshot at estately.com of the living room of Jeane Napoles’ Ritz Carlton condo, which is being sold.



According to public realty records, the unit was purchased under Jeane C Napoles’ name in July of 2011 for $1.28 million.



Sources from the Ritz Carlton told Balitang America that a Napoles employee was seen moving bags of Jeane’s clothes days before the August 26th anti-pork barrel protest. She had finished clearing out boxes of her belongings about two weeks ago. 

Dozens of Filipino-Americans protested outside of the Ritz Carlton on August 26 during a global day of action against the pork barrel system. Sources have also told Balitang America that Napoles was at home, at the building’s rooftop pool with a male companion as the protestors screamed and chanted along the sidewalk. 



A record search of the three other Southern California Napoles-linked properties shows that none of them are up for sale. 



A Balitang America report earlier listed several US properties owned by the Napoles family. 



These include the Anaheim Express Inn valued at about $7 million, a $1.4 million home in the affluent Canyon View gated community in Irvine and a commercial property in the Los Angeles County City of Covina.



Napoles’ kids in dire straits

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan earlier said the children of Napoles are having difficulties after the Court of Appeals froze their family’s bank accounts. 



“The children of Mrs. Napoles cannot even access their ATM account to get gasoline for cars, cannot go to school. Their accounts were frozen for 6 months. They will not eat?” she told ABS-CBN News.



At the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing on the pork barrel scam on Thursday, whistleblower Marina Suna narrated the long list of properties owned by the Napoles family.



These include Jeane’s Ritz Carlton condo unit.



“May mababawi pa ba ang tao?” Senator Alan Peter Cayetano asked.



“There are ongoing efforts alongside AMLAC and IAGC, Among areas of inter-agency cooperation is asset recovery so not just prosecution,” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima replied.



She said the government is taking steps to prevent the sale of Napoles assets to other people.



However, while no case related to the pork barrel scam has been filed yet against Napoles, it is unlikely that the government can block the sale of her daughter’s condo in the US. – with a report from Gigi Grande, ABS-CBN News


For more information, you may contact Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com

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  • Jorge Buesa
    29 September 2013 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Let Jeane Napoles, know how hard life is without having money ? If she sells her mother condominium that’s the only money she has ? Her mother took money from the poor filipinos and use it like toilet paper? Good for the Napoles family now they will know how to work for your money ? Hey Jeane you can ask for welfare money to help you and your family in America ?

  • joe
    2 October 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Ang kasalanan ng magnanakaw na ina, ay hindi kasalanan ng anak. Ang bumili sa condo, ay ang anak, at naka pangalan sa kanya, walang pakialam ang PH government.Kung FROZEN money nang mga Napoles, sa PH maari pa. Sa America wala silang kaso sa US government, so puwede silang makapag withdrew anytime sa kanilang savings deposit. Maski nakaw man ang pera, masuwerte parin ang anak…Tawag diyan “Anak nang Baka”

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