Philippine taxmen investigate woman over social media posts
MANILA (AFP) - A young Philippine woman who drew outrage after posting pictures online of her lavish lifestyle including one showing her bathing in money is to be charged with tax evasion, officials said on Thursday.
Jeane Napoles, whose mother is currently being investigated over one of the country's biggest corruption scandals, earned widespread derision for her social media posts featuring flashy cars and a swanky condominium in the US.
"We read the newspapers. We follow the Internet. That is where we heard about her," said Bureau of Internal Revenue chief Kim Henares.
Government investigators allege Napoles' mother Janet, a businesswoman, helped members of the Philippine parliament embezzle 10 billion pesos (S$288 million) in government funds.