Imelda Marcos faces arrest for graft

09 November, 2018, 20:56 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Imelda Marcos

This was the assurance of PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde after the Sandiganbayan found Mrs. Marcos guilty beyond reasonable doubt on seven counts of graft on Friday.

The Marcos matriarch in a statement Friday said her lawyer plans to appeal the court's decision.

The court ordered Marcos, a congresswoman, to serve six to 11 years in jail for each of the seven counts of graft. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor, is also perpetually disqualified from holding public office.

The Sandigan also ordered the release of an arrest warrant of arrest against Marcos who did not attend the promulgation of the cases against her.

Meanwhile, the court acquitted her of three counts of graft.

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos will be appealing the guilty verdict handed down to her on November 9, 2018.


The charges, filed in the 1990s, stem from companies set up by the family in Switzerland prior to her husband's ouster in 1986, CNN Philippines says.

He was accused of amassing more than US$10 billion while in office and died in exile in 1989.

Imelda Marcos, 89, was the wife of late president Ferdinand Marcos, and famous for owning 1,000 pairs of shoes.

Ferdinand Marcos had placed the Philippines under martial rule a year before his term was to expire.

Duterte allowed Marcos' embalmed body to be buried at a special heroes' cemetery in 2016, and the president is often accompanied at official events by Imee Marcos. Imelda Marcos in particular was known for her flaunting her opulent lifestyle while the country languished in poverty and civil unrest.

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