Philip­pines Con­victs Imelda Mar­cos of Graft

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Manila: Imelda Mar­cos was found guilty of cor­rup­tion on Fri­day and or­dered ar­rested in a rare con­vic­tion for the for­mer Philip­pine first lady ac­cused with her late dic­ta­tor hus­band of em­bez­zling bil­lions of dol­lars from state cof­fers. How­ever, 89-year-old Mar­cos can ap­peal the rul­ing and post bail, which would al­low her to re­main free while the case grinds through the coun­try’s no­to­ri­ously slow jus­tice sys­tem. The ver­dict from the anti-graft Sandi­gan­bayan court or­ders her to serve a min­i­mum of six years be­hind bars over charges the Mar­coses fun­nelled roughly $200 mil­lion through Swiss foun­da­tions decades ago. AFP

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