Imelda Marcos given 42 years in jail for corruption

Ex-Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos faces years behind bars

Imelda Marcos found guilty on 7 counts of graft

This was the assurance of PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde after the Sandiganbayan found Mrs. Marcos guilty beyond reasonable doubt on seven counts of graft on Friday.

Marcos was sentenced to imprisonment for a minimum of six years to 11 years and a month maximum.

The ruling permanently barred Marcos, who is now a member of parliament, from holding public office.

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The arrest warrant may not be executed immediately because Marcos can appeal the ruling by the Sandiganbayan court, a prosecutor said.

The case has been pending with the anti-graft court for 27 years. She was acquitted on a further three counts of graft.

Former Philippines first lady and widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, arrives at the Commission on Elections to lend her support for her daughter Governor Imee Marcos in filing her Certificate of Candidacy or COC for a Senate seat in the May 2019 midterm elections in Manila, Philippines.

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Marcos said in a statement her lawyer is "studying the decision and he has advised us that he intends to file a motion for reconsideration". However, she will be allowed to remain free on bail while she appeals the conviction.

He was accused of amassing more than $10 billion while in office and died in exile in 1989.

Albayalde assured that Mrs. Marcos will be treated as a normal detainee if she will be taken to the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. The Marcos family is a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Ferdinand Marcos had placed the Philippines under martial rule a year before his term was to expire.

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