Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ombudsman wins bribery case against Sarangani prosecutor

The Office of the Ombudsman won its bribery case filed against Sarangani prosecutor Alfredo Barcelona, Jr. and his personal assistant Violeto Novio.

In the 23-page decision, the two were to suffer the indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of two years, 11 months and 10 days. Barcelona also got a temporary disqualification, according to a representative of the Office of the Ombudsman.

The court found that Novio and Barcelona connived to extract Php 5, 000 from the Chief of Police of Glan, Sarangani province Ludivico Ripdos to exclude Ripdos from a criminal case filed at Barcelona’s office.

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