Real estate records show Lim-Napoles family owns 4 California Properties

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

August 16, 2013

CALIFORNIA – With the alleged pork barrel scam dominating Philippine headlines, the attention is also shifting to Orange County.

Less than a mile away from the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, is the Anaheim Express Inn. Valued at about $7 million, the listed owner is Western Investment Corporation which according to Anaheim Public
Records lists Reynald Lim, and James and Jo Christine Napoles as owners.

The three are also attached to Western Ventures Management whose mailing address is the same at the Anaheim Express Inn.

The hotel’s general manager refused to reveal who the owners were and said she worked at the hotel through a management company.

She would not give the name of the management company.

The company purchased the hotel for $7 million in 2006, and is currently valued at $7.4 million.

Records also show that in 2007, Reynald Luy Lim bought a $1.4 million home in the affluent Canyon View gated community in Irvine.

The directory shows that an R Lim does live in the compound. However, the residence phone could not be reached when dialed.

The same Lim-Napoles-linked companies are also connected to a commercial property in the Los Angeles County City of Covina.

Western Ventures has owned the property since 2007 and once housed a preschool. The property seems to be vacant as of now.

In the meantime, during an attempted visit to Jeane’s Ritz Carlton residence condo, a male voice connected thru the front desk’s phone claimed that she has not lived there for about 6 months, and would not elaborate if he knew Jeane.
 
Records indicate Jeane is still the owner of the unit while sources within the
building say she has been spotted in the past few weeks.

The unit was purchased in 2011 for $1.2 million.

Napoles has defended her daughter, saying the success of the family’s international businesses, and not public funds, have helped pay for Jeane’s extravagant Ritz Carlton condominium and Porsche.
Napoles is believed to own at least 20 more properties and condominiums throughout the Philippines.

The investigation into the Lim-Napoles wealth is ongoing. Napoles has gone on record throughout the controversy saying she’s ready to prove her assets were obtained by legit money.

You may reach Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • Aw
    17 August 2013 at 5:54 am - Reply
  • jorge buesa
    18 August 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Napoles has gone on record throughout the controversy saying she’s ready to prove her assets were obtained by legit money ? I think alot of the money came from the pork barrel scam !

  • Delia
    19 August 2013 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Hows that working out for you ? You Californians voted for Obama Care when you voted for him , wait till this Obama care kicked in , your take home pay would slashed down to nearly 70% off. Your final take home pay will be 30 cents on every dollar you make.

    Besides tax hikes for ObamaCare, then , theres Union dues for those belongs to Unions .

    • Delia
      19 August 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Posted at wrong page , please ignore the post .

      • what???
        19 August 2013 at 8:58 am - Reply

        We should ignore all of your posts !!!

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