Imelda Marcos acquitted from another case in Supreme Court
It’s definitely a victory for Former first lady Imelda Marcos and two former ministry deputies after having been cleared of charges of misusing P97.95 million in public funds in 1984.
Voting unanimously in full-court session, the Supreme Court (SC) confirmed a March 22, 2002 ruling of the Sandiganbayan acquitting Marcos, Jose Conrado Benitez and Gilbert Dulay of two counts of malversation of public funds meant for housing projects of the Ministry of Human Settlements.
“Hence, the Sandiganbayan did not commit any grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction when it granted the demurrers to evidence and, consequently, dismissed the criminal cases against the respondents,” read the SC decision.
The STAR was able to get a copy of the ruling.
The anti-graft court stated that the government prosecutors was not able to prove the charges of malversation of public funds against the defendants.
Prosecutors did not oppose the defendants’ motion for demurrer to evidence.