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Review, new raps Palace options on Garcia — solon By Angie M. Rosales 12/21/2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Review, new raps Palace options on Garcia — solon

By Angie M. Rosales 12/21/2010
President Aquino’s order for a review of a plea bargain former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Carlos Garcia was able to wangle with the Office of the Ombudsman could effect the filing of a new case against the latter, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said.

Escudero also raised the possibility of Aquino directing the Office of the Special Prosecutor to review their decision allowing Garcia to plead guilty to lesser offenses in the two cases he is facing before the Sandiganbayan that, in turn, allowed him to post bail.

“We could interpret that move as the Palace’s message to the OSP that they could have erred in what they did and that they should put under review their decision,” he said.

Aquino, meanwhile, said he was left scratching his head after Garcia, accused of stealing more than P300 million struck a deal to avoid a life sentence..... MORE

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