04 Sep '11, 11am

Former Philippine First Gentleman sued for chopper plunder - AsiaOne

Former Philippine First Gentleman sued for chopper plunder - AsiaOne

Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network Sunday, Sep 04, 2011 MANILA - They didn't quite believe his brother. Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and several former high-ranking police officials, including former police chief Jesus Verzosa, have been charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the allegedly anomalous purchase of secondhand helicopters by the Philippine National Police in 2009. Twenty-six respondents were named in the plunder and related or "predicate" charges, including former Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno, retired and active police officials and executives of the companies that supplied the choppers-Archibald Po of Lionair, Hilario de Vera of the Manila Aerospace Products Trading (Maptra) and Renato Sia of Asian Spirit. Concerning the claim of Arroyo's brother, Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio Arroyo that the ...

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