(3rd UPDATE) Imelda Marcos can reserve temporary freedom while appealing for a conviction, the court says
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – A court has been sentenced to combat the transplant Sandiganbayan Representative of the 2nd Ilocos Norte County Imelda Marcos from the seventh number of transplants associated with private organizations established in Switzerland, while the government service was from 1968 to 1986.
"Therefore, the property considered by this court found that the defendant is guilty without reasonable doubt …", said the judge of the 5th division of the court and reading the judgment on Friday, November 9th.
Neither Marcos nor her lawyers were present during the proclamation of the decision.
89-year-old Marcos was sentenced to prison for six years and 1 month to 11 years in prison. It is also continuously disqualified by performing a public function.
By the end of the hearing, Section 5 of the Division was also ordered by Extraordinary Minister of Justice Rafael Lagos to issue an arrest warrant against Marcos.
But the Ombudsman, the leading prosecutor, as well as the 5th Division, made it clear that because the graft is an example of a residence, he may have temporary freedom while appealing against a conviction. After payment of bonds, arrest warrants will be withdrawn.
Chief Prosecutor Rey Quilala said public money included in private organizations amounted to $ 200 million.
"It includes 7 Swiss foundations, tapos cinema-closed "yung ibang foundation, ita-transfer with ibang based, and then close it again, download with ibang based, on-trace for yung flow ng feathers,"said Quilla.
(Includes seven Swiss foundations, then close the foundations, then transfer them to another foundation and then re-close it, transferred to another foundation, so we traced a cash flow.)
Marcos was freed for the remaining three numbers, involving local corporations based in the Philippines. The charges were filed back in 1991.
The 3 points where it was exempted included the foundations in the Philippines.
"With the local company kasi may isang corporation on gina-guarantee for Pilipinas & # 39; yung loan of $ 25 million, then hindi to pinabayaran. Pilipinas ang nag-guarantee. "Yung local corporation after" yun,"Quilla said.
(There was one local cumulation, which guaranteed a loan of $ 25 million and they did not have to pay, and the Philippines guarantees this. These are for local corporations.)
"Victory pa rin po ito (This is still a victory), "Quilala said.
Judges who decided on the case are Associate Justices Rafael Lagos, Maria Theresa Mendoza-Arcega and Maryann Corpus-Magdalen.
A copy of the entire decision was not published at the time of writing.
This is Marcos's second Sandiganbayan belief. In 1993, the first Section of the Court was sentenced to two assessments of the transplantation of irregular contracts involving leasing between the Railway Traffic Control Authority and the Philippine General Hospital, Inc. and in 1998 it was pardoned by the Supreme Court.
According to the latest list of the Sandiganbayan section, there is no remaining criminal case against Marcos. She was indicted for 28 criminal cases, of which the last ten were opposed on Friday, where she was sentenced to 7 points and released for three.
However, there remain civilian cases involving mainly seizure. Quilala could not immediately confirm whether the government also returns money to Swiss foundations in these civil cases. – Rappler.com