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JPE: No proof in impeach trial on ill-gotten wealth By Angie M. Rosales and Fernan J. Angeles 06/01/2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

PALACE BENT ON FORFEITURE, PLUNDER CASES VS CORONA

JPE: No proof in impeach trial on ill-gotten wealth

By Angie M. Rosales and Fernan J. Angeles 06/01/2012

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona may have been stripped of his position but pursuing further criminal charges against him may prove futile as no evidence was presented to pin him down for any corrupt act or prove that he has amassed wealth illegally during the impeachment trial, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile pointed out yesterday.

Enrile practically relayed a message to Malacanang that it cannot come up with a case against Corona based on the impeachment proceedings, even if the former chief magistrate was convicted by the impeach court through a 20-3 vote.

Malacaang, however, is hell-bent on pursuing forfeiture and ill-gotten wealth cases against Corona..... MORE

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