Imelda Marcos convicted of transplantation in the Philippines and detained

Imelda Marcos convicted of transplantation in the Philippines and detained

Manila, Philippines – A Filipino court found former gentry First Lady Imelda Marcos guilty of grafting on Friday in a rare conviction of many corruption cases that she would likely appeal to avoid jail and lose her seat in Congress.

The special anti-graft court in Sandiganbayan sentenced 89-year-old Marcos to six to eleven years' imprisonment for each of the seven anti-corruption law violations when she unlawfully paid $ 200 million in the 1970s as Governor of Metropolitan Manila Swiss foundations submitted.

Neither Marcos – famous for his large collection of shoes, jewelery and artwork – nor anyone else representing them, was in court on Friday. No one responded on their behalf, even though their lawyers demanded an appeal against the verdict, which anti-Marcos activists and human rights victims long ago overdue.

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