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Faeldon to file ethics cases vs Trillanes, Lacson – lawyer

Sep 15, 2017 @ 17:42

Resigned Bureau of Customs (BOC) Comm. Nicanor Faeldon is poised to file ethics complaints against Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV, his camp said Friday​.

Faeldon’s legal counsel Jose Diño Jr. said they’re now readying separate complaint against the said senators, which the former BOC chief intends to personally file before the Senate ethics and privileges committee.

“Capt. Faeldon will request for permission from the OSAA (Office of the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms) to be allowed to personally file, under guard of course, his verified ethics complaint on Monday, 18 Sept. 2017 at 11 a.m.,” Diño said in reference to the case against Lacson.

The case against Trillanes, whom Faeldon wanted charged for calumny, abuse of right and privileges and serious misconduct, is still being prepared and will likely be filed the sometime before the end of the month.

Lacson had earlier implicated Faeldon what he claimed as systematic corruption in the BOC while Trillanes insinuated his involvement in the shipment of the P6.4-billion of shabu from China last May.

Faeldon is currently “detained” in the Senate, having been cited in contempt by the blue ribbon committee after he refused to submit himself before the panel to answer questions in relation on the smuggling of shabu, which went through the BOC undetected, as well as his alleged involvement in the “tara” or payola system in agency.

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