Up to 77 years in prison! 89-year old Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft
The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has found former First Lady Imelda Marcos guilty beyond reasonable doubt of abusing her post during her husband’s regime to stash their family’s ill-gotten wealth in Swiss bank accounts.
Marcos was sentenced to prison between 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts. She was acquitted in three cases.
The incumbent Ilocos Norte representative has also been banned perpetually from public office.
Marcos and her counsel were not present during the hearing. A warrant of arrest is expected to be issued shortly. Marcos, however, is allowed to file bail.