Philippines: Floirendo’s conviction for graft affirmed

The Sandiganbayan has upheld the criminal conviction of former Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr. in connection with his financial interests in a company that does business with the government.

In a resolution promulgated on Jan. 22, the anti-graft court’s Sixth Division said Floirendo failed to convince the court to reverse its decision.

In August last year, the Sandiganbayan sentenced Floirendo to six to eight years in prison for violating Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Aside from the jail term, Floirendo was perpetually disqualified from holding public office.

Filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2018, the case stemmed from Floirendo’s financial interests with the Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. or Tadeco, a company doing business with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

The original full article can be found at philstar.com

 

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