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Ex-MRT GM Vitangcol faces arrest

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Former Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 General Manager Al Vitangcol is now a subject of an arrest warrant.

The Sandiganbayan has released a warrant of arrest for Vitangcol in connection with the graft charges filed against him by the Ombudsman.

He allegedly tried to extort $30 million from Czech company Inekon Group which supplied light rail vehicles.

This was supposedly so that Inekon would be awarded contracts relating to MRT-3’s expansion project in 2012.

The anti-graft court has also ordered the arrest of businessman Wilson de Vera, who is co-accused in the graft complaints.

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Vitangcol and De Vera may each avail of the P 30,000 bail set by the Sandiganbayan to obtain temporary liberty.

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