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Up to 77 years in prison! 89-year old Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft

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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.