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Show-cause notice issued against special prosecutor in Garcia deal 03/12/2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Show-cause notice issued against special prosecutor in Garcia deal

03/12/2011
Malacañang has formally issued a show-cause order against Special Prosecutor Wendell Sulit but has referred the case of her assistants and deputies to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in line with the complaint filed by the House committee on justice for their involvement in the questionable plea bargaining agreement with retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia.

In a statement released by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.’s office, Sulit is being asked to provide explanation why she and her co-accused should not be sanctioned for getting themselves involved in such a controversial act.

The initiation of administrative proceedings is based on the recommendations of the House committee on justice headed by Iloilo Rep. Neil Tupas Jr. upon conducting an investigation into the alleged anomalous plea bargain agreement.

Tupas’ resolution reportedly sought the dismissal of Sulit which, according to presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, is within the jurisdiction of the Office of the President (OP) but has to be studied first in accordance with the Ombudsman Act..... MORE

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