Not content with having the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court convicted by the Senate impeachment court, there quickly went Malacaang and its Ombudsman ready to file criminal charges against Renato Corona and on alleged plunder and tax evasion, despite the clear absence of proof of his having acquired ill-gotten wealth.
Even the Senate chief has already made clear that even as Corona has been convicted and stripped of his position and that he should not be charged criminally, there went Noys spokesman Abigail Valte saying that the Office of the Ombudsman is currently looking at two cases that were recently filed. She said that the two new cases included forfeiture and another a graft complaint for ill-gotten wealth.
Asked whether the administration would push through with its earlier pronouncement to make Corona criminally liable even after resignation, retirement or removal from office, Valte said not one of the three modes of departure from government service would make Corona immune from criminal liabilities..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune