Order seizure of Abadia's stolen wealth, Sandigan asked
MANILA, Philippines – Order the forfeiture of ill-gotten assets of former Armed Forces chief of staff Lisandro Abadia amounting to P11.263 million.
This is what the Office of the Ombudsman asked of the Sandiganbayan in a motion filed on Tuesday, January 27.
In their motion, prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman told the anti-graft court that it was time to forfeit Abadia's ill-gotten wealth in favor of the state after the Supreme Court affirmed the forfeiture judgment in Civil Case No. 0195 (Republic of the Philippines vs. Gen. Lisandro C. Abadia).
With the Supreme Court decision declared as final and executory on March 28, 2014 and an entry of judgment released on November 18, 2014, prosecutors said "it is most respectfully prayed ... that a writ of execution be issued for the implementation of the Decision dated 05 June 2013."
The Sandiganbayan earlier found Abadia guilty of amassing ill-gotten wealth after failing to explain how his net worth increased from P3.77 million in 1991 to P13.61 million in 1993. The Ombudsman estimated that Abadia's unexplained wealth amounted to more than P11 million.
Then Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio filed in 2005 the forfeiture petition against Abadia, who served as chief of staff from 1991 (under then President Corazon Aquino) to 1994 (under then President Fidel Ramos).
The Ombudsman said Abadia, a retired 4-star general, failed to explain the income he declared in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. (READ: Court forfeits Abadia's P11.26M properties, cash) – Rappler.com