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Ligots did not file tax returns


The lawyer of ex-military comptroller Jacinto Ligot revealed on  Wednesday that Ligot did was not able to  file an income tax return in 2001, and his wife  Erlinda Ligot also  failed to file an ITR from 2001-2004.

The lawyer did not give further details, however she said there was a "good reason" they failed to file their ITR.

The Ligot couple asked for 10 days extension to file their counter-affidavit to a  tax evasion suit filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against them last March.

Earlier, senators probed the Ligot couple’s unexplained wealth, which include the following:

Two houses in California – one in South Anaheim and another in Buena Park – worth over $700,000 (est. P30 million)
Properties in Malaybalay, Bukidnon in central Mindanao worth over P5 million.
Joint bank account with a balance of P5.09 million in 2001 and P511,078 in 2002, and two Citibank deposit transactions amounting to $1.29 million and $1.58 million made between 2001 to 2004

The Senate investigation showed that  Mrs. Ligot traveled abroad 42 times from 1993 to 2004 and 8 times from 2003 to 2004.

Meanwhile, a constant travel buddy was Teresita Reyes, the wife of the late Gen. Reyes.