Rappler's latest stories on military comptroller
Retired Lt Gen Jacinto Ligot tells the court the Ombudsman has no legal right to access his bank accounts
The Solicitor General reveals justices of the anti graft court tried to get ex AFP comptroller Carlos Garcia off the hook through anomalous court proceedings
The Supreme Court on Wednesday July 3 issued a temporary restraining order on the plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and former military comptroller Maj Gen Carlos Garcia
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 3, issued a temporary restraining order on the plea bargain deal between the Ombudsman and former military comptroller Maj Gen Carlos Garcia.
Garcia is accused of converting millions of military funds into cash that he embezzled.
The deal, which was hatched in 2010, allows Garcia to plead guilty to lesser offenses of direct bribery and facilitating money laundering, in exchange for the withdrawal of plunder charges.
The High Court's order stops the implementation of the controversial deal and the bail
Garcia was allowed to post.
Court also stops retired Lt Gen Jacinto Ligot from leaving the country
The deal triggered the resignation of then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez
The SC says the government failed to offer any explanation why it took them 6 years to file a civil forfeiture case against Jacinto Ligot