Skip to comments.Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest
Posted on 11/09/2018 7:49:19 AM PST by Red Badger
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress.
The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to 11 years in prison for each of the seven counts of violating an anti-corruption law when she illegally funneled about $200 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s as Metropolitan Manila governor.
Neither Marcos nor anyone representing her attended Fridays court hearing.
Marcos said in a statement that the decision was being studied by one of her lawyers who notified the Marcos family that he intends to appeal the decision. Anti-Marcos activists and human rights victims welcomed the conviction as long overdue.
The court disqualified Marcos from holding public office, but she can remain a member of the powerful House of Representatives while appealing the decision. Her congressional term will end next year but she has registered to run
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Changed her name to Hillary ?
So when are the Wookie/Mooch and HRC going to be arrested?
wait til the other shoe drops...
All 4999 of them?....................
$200 million in the seventies was a lot of money. You could buy a new car for $1,995.
You could buy a new car for $1,995................I did.............
Old habits die hard.
Off with her feet!
Me, too. My 1972 Mercury Capri came in at ~ 2100. Spiffy, fun car, too.
Philippines can nail a former first lady for graft while we don’t even try to bring the most corrupt and treasonous person in US history to justice. What a banana republic we are.
He has pictures with he and Ferdinand Marcos arms around each other's shoulders, both drunk.
I can only imagine the amount of "diverted supplies" attributable to that bond.
Of course Phil always had a steady supply of hot and cold running women around him.
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