(3ST UPDATE) The civil case aims to recover P200 billion, of course, of alleged bad wealth received against Imelda Marcos and her children, Imee, Bongbong and Irene, as well as billions of damages
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The second representative of the Ilocos Norte district. The recent conviction of Imelda Marcos for 7 grains of graft concludes his criminal battle on the anti-graft Sandiganbayan giant, but there are still 22 civil processes against Marcos and chords with a decision.
According to the updated list of the Sandiganbayan file section, Imelda was charged with 28 criminal cases in the court against graft. He was sentenced by two graft grades in 1993 about the abnormal contracts that imply a lease between the Light Train Traffic Authority and the General Hospital of the Philippines Foundation. But in 1998 the Supreme Court released it.
His second conviction was that of Friday, November 9, for 7 grains grafting to create and maintain illegal private organizations in Switzerland while she held several government positions during the rule of 20 years of her husband, the late dictator Fernando Marcos. (READ: Imee, Bongbong Marcos were beneficiaries of illegal Swiss foundations)
A total of 19 criminal cases against her were dismissed by Sandiganbayan over the years.
A civil case near the decision
As for cases of civil confiscation, they remain 23 pending cases that seek to resign from the presumed bad wealth received from Marcos and his colleagues, with a close decision.
There were 43 civil cases, but 19 were fired, while one was filed.
In the civil case number 0002 presented in 1987, and modified in 1990, the presidency The Good Governance Commission (PCGG) seeks to recover an estimated $ 200 million * ($ 3.8 billion) in bad wealth obtained from the wealth that exceeded its legal income as public officials.
"Creditors illegally accumulated funds and other properties whose estimated value is P200 million in violation of the laws of the Philippines and in violation of their official functions and fiduciary obligations," said the PCGG.
The 4 Division Sandiganbayan said that both Marcos and the PCGG presented their memos, or the summary of their evidence, which means that it was submitted to the decision. (LETTER: Imelda Saga: goes to prison or not?)
The case number 0002 was filed against spouses Fernando and Imelda Marcos, their children Imee, Ferdinand Jr. or Bongbong and Irene; and Gregorio Ma. Araneta and Tomas Manotoc. The court said Monday November 12 that Araneta and Manotoc were abandoned.
The government wants the Marcos "to reimburse the expenses for the recovery of the badly received wealth of a reasonable cost estimated at P250 million or the amount that can be proven during the trial."
The government also wanted to charge the P50 million Mark in moral damages, P1 million in exemplary damages and other expenses that could be proven during the trial.
The PCGG claims that it is a "bad wealth obtained consisting of funds and other properties that, in an illegal concert with each other and with the active collaboration of third parties that are subject to separate suits, have been acquired and accumulated in flagrant breach of trust and their fiduciary obligations as public officers, with serious abuse of law and power and violation of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of the Philippines. "
On Monday, November 12, the new lawyer of Marcos, former judge Manuel (L), "Lolong" Lázaro, presented his appearance entrance. Lazaro was the corporate council of the government of Ferdinand Marcos.
Lazarus also filed a motion to leave the court to resort to subsequent remedies to conviction, which was put to a hearing on Friday, November 16.
* Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated that badly received wealth was estimated at P250 million (about $ 4.7 million) and P200 million ($ 3.8 billion) damages. It is the other way around. We run the mistake.
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