23 October 2008

Prison For Imelda?


from abs-cbn


The Fifth Division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has ordered government lawyers to expedite the presentation of evidence in the 10 counts of graft cases pending for the last 17 years against former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

In a two-page directive, the Sandiganbayan told Prosecutor Wndel Sulit to submit a judicial affidavit containing the testimony of former solicitor general Francisco Chavez, the prosecution's witness.

The court wants the affidavits in "question and answer format" to modify the previous pattern that had Chavez's statements in the narrative.

In his testimonies, Chavez told the court about the procedures by which the Office of the Solicitor General and the Presidential Commission on Good Government in tracking down the paper trail of four secret Marcos foundations in Switzerland.

The 78-year-old widow of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos was charged in 1991 on allegations that she created the foundations and held financial interests in private enterprises while she was a member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984.

worry much Imelda?

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