PNP to ‘gladly abide’ by court’s order to arrest Imelda Marcos

PNP to ‘gladly abide’ by court’s order to arrest Imelda Marcos

The 89-year-old widow of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos was not present in court Friday when it was announced that she had been found guilty of seven counts of graft.

"She can elevate it to the Supreme Court if she sees grave abuse of discretion in the Sandiganbayan's decision".

On the other hand, Marcos was acquitted in three of her other graft charges involving local corporations due to the insufficiency of evidence against her.

Despite her absence, Marcos was sentenced to a minimum of up to 11 years for each count, according to CNN affiliate CNN Philippines.

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Aside from imprisonment, the conviction also carries a penalty of perpetual disqualification to hold public office.

The anti-graft court had found Marcos guilty of 7 counts of graft by the Sandiganbayan for using her Cabinet position to maintain Swiss bank accounts during her late husband Ferdinand Marcos' regime.

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". She was a no-show at her case's promulgation so she will be given 30 days to give a reason as to why. His family is said to have amassed an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion while he was in power. Imelda's son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr narrowly lost the vice-presidential election in 2016, a result he is now challenging, and many see him as the natural successor to President Duterte.

Duterte allowed Marcos' embalmed body to be buried at a special heroes' cemetery in 2016, and the president is often accompanied at official events by Imee Marcos.

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