Indonesia

Ombudsman-filed cases in 2013 up by 145%

Rappler.com

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The Ombudsman filed a total of 969 criminal charges against erring public officials before the Sandiganbayan in 2013. This is a 145.32% increase compared to 2012’s figures when 395 cases were filed. 2013’s figures are also the highest number of cases filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in the last 18 years. The most number of cases against government officials was concentrated in Metro Manila, with 481 government officials charged. 257 of these cases were graft charges, while 168 were for estafa.

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