Sandiganbayan allows Imelda Marcos to enjoy post-conviction remediesPosted on
MANILA (November 30)– The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division has allowed former First Lady Imelda Marcos to file a motion for reconsideration, post bail in the amount of P300,000 and enjoy temporary liberty while the court tackle her appeal for seven cases of graft.
The bail was “double the amount of her original bond,” which was P150,000 last Nov. 16 for the case of graft in which she was sentenced a maximum of 11 years in prison for each graft case. She was charged for making seven bank transfers totaling $200 million to Swiss foundations.
“Mrs. Marcos was given 15 days to avail of post-conviction remedies under the rules, which would be either her filing of a motion for reconsideration or a notice of appeal,” the clerk of court said.
Marcos was allowed to either file her motion for reconsideration before the anti-graft court or she can go straight to the Supreme Court (SC) through a notice of appeal to the Sandiganbayan.- Jiann Padillo/ NewsLine