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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:08 AM
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Imelda behind bars next year? - Philippines
The Philippine government said on Monday it is confident that by next year it will have jailed Imelda Marcos, the flamboyant wife of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos, on multiple charges of graft and smuggling involving millions of dollars.

The confidence stems from a recent Philippine Supreme Court ruling implying the Marcos clan was "a family of thieves," said Ruben Carranza, a member of the Presidential Commission on Good Government created to go after Marcos's alleged stolen wealth.

After a 14-year legal battle with the late dictator's estate, the Supreme Court ruled on July 15 that $680m stashed by the Marcos family in Swiss banks had been stolen from the government during the dictator's 20-year rule.

The funds represent the biggest known chunk of the alleged stolen wealth, which some experts have estimated at $10bn.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_14...

She should have been put in jail 30 years ago!
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:12 AM
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1. Re your coda:
Ditto: Barbara Bush, Lee Radziwil, Margaret Thatcher, Benazhir Bhutto, Cherie Booth, Lily Safra etc etc etc.

Imelda just smarter and with more loot to lose...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:38 AM
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2. Or in a country where it's easier and cheaper to buy off politicians and
judges!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:56 AM
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3. Weren't these people good friends of the Reagans?
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:25 PM
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4. For sure Warren Beatoff was just about their best friends.
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