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'Parking' fee? Fault lies in Ombudsman setup

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) It's possible graft investigators are being paid to 'park' cases, says Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, but Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales defends the setup that separates investigators from prosecutors

Lead prosecutor in Bong Revilla plunder leaves Ombudsman to be judge

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Prosecutors resign from the Office of the Ombudsman due to a 'lack of retirement package.' The Ombudsman Retirement Bill only passes the House on 3rd reading on Monday.

LEAD PROSECUTOR. Joefferson Toribio worked on the Bong Revilla plunder case since its start and leaves now in the middle of trial. Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Ombudsman chief prosecutor downplays politics in Jinggoy’s bail grant

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval is a former Sandiganbayan justice who once voted to approve the grant of bail to plunder defendant Carlos Garcia

NO POLITICS? Chief Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval says he trusts that his former fellow justices of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan cannot be controlled by politics. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

What are the Sandiganbayan's oldest pending cases?

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Among the oldest cases are the graft cases against Imelda Marcos and civil forfeiture cases against former president Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies

PENDING CASES. Graft cases against former First Lady and current Ilocos Norte representative Imelda Marcos are among the oldest pending cases at the Sandiganbayan.

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Feb 14, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In its denial of the prosecutors motion for reconsideration it says the prosecutors ignorantly accused the court of going beyond its authority to determine probable cause

Former Philippine agriculture official Jocelyn Bolante takes his oath before a Senate inquiry into alleged corruption in Manila on November 13, 2008. Bolante allegedly masterminded the diversion of some 728 million pesos (14 million USD) in fertilizer funds to political allies of President Gloria Arroyo. Bolante fled the country two years ago for the US to avoid being questioned, but his application for asylum was denied. He was repatriated last month. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Harry Roque's conflicts with party mates escalate into disbarment case

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The human rights lawyer is being accused of spreading lies against his party mate and fellow Kabayan congressman Ron Salo

Kabayan Rep Harry Roque is embroiled in highly-publicized conflicts with his party mates

Top prosecutor denies bribery claims, dares Roque to name names

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims prosecutors are being paid off resulting in the dismissal of high profile cases by the Sandiganbayan

NO BRIBERY. The Office of the Special Prosecutor denies accusations that bribery among prosecutors came into play in the dismissal of high-profile cases.

Ombudsman posts 58.5% conviction rate from January to March

May 17, 2016 - 7:14 PM

Based on the latest records the Office of the Special Prosecutor scores 31 convictions against 22 acquittals within the first 3 months of the year

Sandiganbayan asked: Send Lañete back to jail over P76M kickbacks

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Ombudsman s Office of the Special Prosecutor asks the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its decision to grant bail to the Masbate governor accused of misusing her pork barrel

FREED ON BAIL. Masbate governor and former representative Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members after she voluntarily surrendered at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on February 20. Lanete is facing graft and plunder charges in her alleged involement in the multimillion pork barrel scam. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't: We can still amend P728M fertilizer scam plunder case

Apr 19, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The Office of the Special Prosecutor requests the Sandiganbayan Second Division to permit one of the defendants to drop from the case

Elenita Binay posts bail over new graft cases

Oct 28, 2014 - 3:47 PM

The two additional cases stem from an old probe into alleged anomalous purchase of hospital supplies when she was mayor and which the court remanded to the Ombudsman for reinvestigation

Mrs Binay to charge Ombudsman for reviving cases

Jun 02, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Her lawyers say former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay s rights were violated when the Ombudsman revived cases against her that were dismissed with finality in 2011

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? The wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay will sue the Office of the Special Prosecutor for reviving the graft charges against her. File OVP photo

Gov't prosecutors on a winning streak

Nov 29, 2013 - 6:44 PM

Government lawyers rack up 10 convictions over an 8 day period