Ombudsman affirms raps vs ex-CIDG chief

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Posted at Jun 27 2011 12:30 PM | Updated as of Jun 28 2011 01:26 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman is standing pat on its decision to file criminal charges against former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief Nestorio Gualberto for his failure to file several statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs).

In a memorandum, Acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro said Gualberto failed to raise new arguments in his motion for reconsideration.

The Field Investigation Office earlier accused of Gualberto, who is now the director of the Bureau of Customs’ Enforcement and Security Service, of failure to file his SALNs for the years 1995 to 1998 and 2000 to 2001.

Only the charges for the non-filing of SALNs for the years 1998 to 2000 were sustained.

Casimiro recommended the filing of 2 counts of violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees before the Sandiganbayan.