CTA again defers arraignment of Corona

by Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 04 2014 11:45 AM | Updated as of Jun 04 2014 07:45 PM

MANILA - The arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for his tax evasion cases at the Court of Tax Appeals was reset anew to August 27.

According to Corona’s lawyer, Reody Balisig, the arraignment was reset because of their pending petition for review at the Department of Justice.

Corona was present with his wife Cristina during the proceeding.

The tax court last reset the arraignment on April 2.

Corona is facing 12 counts of tax evasion charges for failing to provide correct information in his income tax returns. He is facing a tax liability of P120.5 million for violation of Sections 255 (failure to file income tax return) and 254 (attempt to evade payment of taxes).