Philippines's former first lady, known for its beautiful collection of shoes, has been found guilty of seven corruption forces during…
Philippines’s former first lady, known for its beautiful collection of shoes, has been found guilty of seven corruption forces during her twenty years of service.
Imelda Marcos, 89, faces a prison sentence of between six and 11 years for each graft graft. The accusations, the result of a legal case that has existed for two decades, refers to private foundations established in Switzerland while holding the public office between 1
968 and 1986.
The arrest of Marcos, who was not present at the trial, was ordered immediately after the judgment was read at. However, she must be allowed to be free of charge while she appeals to the conviction.
The conviction also permanently condemned her from having a public office, which means that she must go down from her current position in the House of Representatives, where she earns a third term.
During the 21 years that President Ferdinand Marcos was in power, he and his wife became infamous for collecting billions of dollars, with money trampled into Swiss bank accounts. Imelda Marcos was particularly famous for flipping her lavish lifestyle while deepening in poverty and concern.
In addition to being the first lady, she was Minister of Human Settlements from 1976 to 1986 and Governor of Manila from 1978 to 1984.
The family fled to Hawaii in 1986 when the army and the Philippine people angry against the president in a bloodless popular uprising . After leaving Marcos collection of 1100 shoes on the display in the presidential palace to show people the magnitude of the wealth she had gathered in her office.
This is not the first time the former first lady has encountered corruption costs. She returned to Manila in 1991 after her husband died in Honolulu, but in 1993 she was convicted of two criminal charges for corruption and sentenced to prison terms of nine to twelve years on each bill. Following an appeal, the judges were finally sentenced by the Supreme Court in 1998.
Her accusation was ordered again in 2009 for two sources of corruption, but she rescinded the guild and stayed in prison.
The Marcos dynasty still has great political power and influence in the Philippines. Imelda’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. lost the crowded vice presidential election 2016, a result he is currently challenging and many see him as the natural successor to President Duterte.