Date: 5 months ago   Category: Politics

The widow of the Philippine dictator Marcos is condemned for corruption


The Philippine court recognized the 89-year-old widow the former dictator of the island state Ferdinand Marcos Imelda as guilty of corruption and has sentenced to imprisonment. The The Guardian newspaper reports about it.

Marcos have found Imelda guilty on seven counts, she will receive from 6 to 11 years of prison for each of them, also she was acquitted on three other episodes. Besides, the former first lady of Philippines have forbidden to hold the state positions - until now she sat at the lower house of parliament.

Imelda Marcos wasn't present at court session. Nevertheless, she can be released on bail, in court haven't specified the sum.

For the first time have accused the widow of corruption in 1991. According to the investigators, Imelda Marcos during the period from 1968 to 1986 has directed to private funds in Switzerland $200 million

Ferdinand Marcos of rules in 1965-1986, his wife was the governor of the capital of the country of Manila from 1978 to 1984. In 1986 the dictator and his family have run away from Philippines to Hawaii after fall of the regime.

In 1991 Imelda Marcos after the death of the husband has returned home and has been condemned on two counts in corruption, having received for each from 9 to 12 years of imprisonment. The widow of the dictator appealed against arrest, the Supreme Court of Philippines was justified by Marcos in 1998. In 2009 she was tried to be put in prison again, but the woman has paid pledge and has bailed.

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