Ex-PCGG chair arrested over pending criminal raps

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Posted at Jun 07 2020 03:34 PM

Ex-PCGG chair arrested over pending criminal raps 1
Former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio. ABS-CBN News/file

MANILA - Former Presidential Commission on Good Government chairman Camilo Sabio was arrested Friday in his home in Quezon City over pending criminal charges, authorities said Sunday.

Sabio, 83, was apprehended based on a warrant issued by the Sandiganbayan 4th Division, the National Bureau of Investigation said.

The former head of the agency tasked to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family will be presented to the anti-graft court on Monday, the NBI added.

The Sandiganbayan in January said a warrant of arrest should be issued against Sabio after it denied his motion for reconsideration over his graft conviction for influence peddling at the Court of Appeals (CA).

He was convicted last November for mediating between Jesus Santos of the Government Service Insurance System and his brother, then CA Associate Justice Antonio who was about to handle a case between GSIS and Meralco.

Sabio is also facing several graft charges during his stint at the PCGG from 2005 to 2010, the NBI said.