By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
The camp of former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos is set to appeal her recent graft conviction before the Supreme Court.
In her Notice to Appeal ad Cautelam, Marcos has asked the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division to transmit all the records of her case to the high court.
“Accused Imelda R. Marcos hereby file this Notice of Appeal, and requests that the records of the instant case be forwarded to the Supreme Court for further proceedings,” Marcos’ notice read.
Last November 12, Marcos filed a motion to avail post conviction remedies which have not been resolved yet by the anti-graft court although the Fifth Division allowed the Ilocos Norte solon to post a P150,000 bail bond four days later following her graft conviction last November 9.
The 89-year old former First Lady was sentenced to prison between six years and one month to 11 years for each of the seven counts of graft for using her previous cabinet position to maintain multiple Swiss bank accounts.
Marcos, widow of former President and late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, served as Minister of Human Settlement during the latter part of her late husband’s regime.
Aside from imprisonment, the court also ordered Marcos’ perpetual disqualification from holding any position in the government.
The three-term Ilocos Norte lawmaker is set to run as governor in her late husband’s native province in next year’s midterm elections.