Imelda Marcos convicted of corruption charges

A Philippine court has found the country’s former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of corruption charges and ordered her arrest. Marcos is likely to appeal against the conviction in order to avoid jail and losing her seat in congress. A special Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve six to 11 years in prison for each of the seven counts of violating an anti-corruption law when she illegally funnelled about £152 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s as metropolitan Manila governor....

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