Ombudsman files 16 cases vs. ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona

We now crown him as The King of Pain.

“On Tuesday, April 2, the Ombudsman filed before the Sandiganbayan 16 cases against former Chief Justice Renato Corona for perjury and for violating the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for misdeclaring his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN),” reports Jeffrey G. Damicog in Tempo Online.

Corona is accused of having misdeclared his SALN from 2004 to 2011 during his term at the Supreme Court. For this, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales charged Corona with eight counts of perjury under Article 183 of the Revised Penal Code docketed under Criminal Case Nos. SB14CRM0196 to 0203.

Consequently, as the report added, “the Ombudsman also filed eight cases against the former Chief Justice for violating Section 8 in relation to Section 11 of the Code of Conduct of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act 6713) docketed under Criminal Case Nos. SB14CRM0204 to 0211.”

The recommended bail bond is PHP10,000 for each of the 16 charges.

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