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Believing the prosecution intends to unduly prolong his suspension over plunder charges, detained opposition Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada asked the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Monday, August 11, to deny them that opportunity. Rappler

In a reiteration of the motion for reconsideration (MR) that he filed on August 1, Estrada said, “The Prosecution is laying the basis to seek the suspension of Sen Estrada for each case successively, which would allow the suspension of Sen Estrada a total of 1,080 days or almost three (3) years.” Estrada is charged with plunder and 11 counts of graft. An order to suspend him as senator for 90 days is the subject of further deliberations by the court. Rappler 

Estrada’s lawyer Jose Flaminiano argued that the application and subsequent issuance of suspension orders for each of his graft cases will result in his client’s suspension for an unreasonable length of time. Rappler 

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