Imelda posts bail for graft raps

December 05, 2018
Imelda Marcos
Imelda Marcos

FORMER First Lady now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos yesterday posted bail of P300,000 for her seven counts of graft charges.

Marcos was represented by her lawyers and they stressed that they will continue to exert all legal remedies to overthrow the conviction.

The Sandiganbayan 5th Division convicted Marcos of allegedly having pecuniary interests and participation in the management of several non-government organizations in Switzerland from 1978-1984.

She was sentenced to jail terms of six to 11 years per case.

The 89-year-old lawmaker had earlier filed a separate P150,000 bail after the anti-graft court admonished her for skipping the promulgation of her graft case.

Mrs. Marcos cited “multiple organ infirmities” as the reason for her absence from the promulgation.

She was supposed to run for governor of Ilocos Norte in 2019 but withdrew her bid following her conviction.

Her grandson Matthew Marcos Manotoc, replaced her.

The late former president and his cronies have been accused of stealing an estimated $10 billion from public funds during their two-decade rule.

To challenge her conviction, the widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos can either file a motion for reconsideration with the Sandiganbayan or a notice of appeal informing the anti-graft court of her intention to bring the case before the Supreme Court.

Marcos reiterated she will elevate her case and requested all records at the Sandiganbayan to be forwarded to the SC.