After 27 Years, Imelda Marcos Found Guilty of Graft
November 9, 2018
Nearly almost three decades, Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft for creating private organizations in Switzerland according to the Ombudsman. During the time, Mrs. Marcos held a post in the government from 1968 to 1984, during the regime of his husband, the late president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
During the 1990s, 10 graft cases were filed against Marcos. Today after 27 years, Imelda is found guilty of seven counts.
Imelda Marcos and the pressed charges for 7 counts of graft
Then-first lady will face imprisonment of 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the counts of her graft cases. Imelda Marcos is also perpetually disqualified for any government posts in the future. Imelda, currently Ilocos Norte representative, recently filed her certificate of candidacy for a gubernatorial post in Ilocos Norte.
There were no representatives from the Marcoses nor her counsel present in the courtroom during the proceedings. The Ombudsman gave the Marcos camp 30 days to explain why they were not present during the promulgation.