Special prosecutor preparing Joc-joc plunder raps

By Sheryll Mundo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 18 2011 06:46 PM | Updated as of Apr 19 2011 02:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Special Prosecutor is preparing the filing of information with the Sandiganbayan following the recommendation of the Office of the Ombudsman to file plunder charges against former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante, former Secretary Cito Lorenzo, former Assistant Secretary Ibarra Poliquit, and 6 others in line with the P728 million fertilizer fund scam.

Deputy Special Prosecutor and OSP spokesperson Atty. Jesus Micael said Monday that they are reproducing the necessary documents that are required by the court.

"It is taking a little while because the records are very voluminous and there are many respondents," Micael said.

He added that the respondents in the case have 5 days to file either a motion for reconsideration or motion for reinvestigation to appeal the Ombudsman's resolution.