Philippines’ ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court’s graft ruling
12 Nov 2018

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband and former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

But Marcos, 89, famous for a huge collection of shoes, jewellery and artwork, can avoid arrest and remain free if she appeals the decision and if denied, she can challenge it at the Supreme Court.

Marcos said in a statement her lawyer is “studying the decision and he has advised us that he intends to file a motion for reconsideration”.

The widow of the late dictator is facing dozens of protracted graft cases that have hounded her since her family was toppled in an army-backed popular uprising in 1986.

– By Manuel Mogato and Karen Lema, Reuters, 12 Nov 2018.

Link to Reuters.

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