Imelda Marcos ordered arrested for seven counts of graft | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Imelda Marcos ordered arrested for seven counts of graft

The anti-graft court on Friday ordered the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos after it found her guilty of seven counts of graft.

The 89-year-old widow of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos – known for her more than 1,000 pairs of designer shoes and eye-popping diamonds amid millions of Filipinos' poverty – was sentenced to imprisonment of a minimum of six years and one month to a maximum of 11 years "in each case" where she was found guilty. Her total jail time is a minimum of 42 years and 7 months and a maximum of 77 years.

Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in the 2019 elections, was also perpetually disqualified from holding public office. But Ombudsman Prosecutor Rey Quilala said she can still run until the Sandiganbayan's decision becomes final and executory.

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