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Ex-PCGG chair arrested for graft

The National Bureau of Investigation on Sunday said its operatives have arrested lawyer Camilo L. Sabio, former Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, at his residence in Quezon City last Friday, June 5, 2020.

Former Presidential Commission and Good Government (PCGG) chairman and lawyer Camilo L. Sabio (shown in photo) has been arrested by NBI agents at his residence in Quezon City last Friday, June 5, 2020 to face several graft charges.
The 83-year old Sabio, who chaired the PCGG in 2005 up to 2010, has a number of graft charges pending before the Sandiganbayan for Violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act that he allegedly committed during his stint at the PCGG.

The arrest of Sabio by agents of the NBI-Technical Intelligence Division was based on a Bench Warrant of Arrest issued by the Fourth Division of the Sandiganbayan in relation to the execution of judgment in one of the criminal cases pending before the court.

Sabio was arrested at his residence in 48-B Biak na Bato street, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City.

After the usual booking procedures at the NBI head office, Sabio was brought to the Sandiganbayan in the afternoon of the same day.

The Sandiganbayan, however, was temporarily closed due to the sanitation of the area because of COVID-19.

Sabio was then returned to the NBI detention center.

He will be presented before the Sandiganbayan on Monday.

Topics: National Bureau of Investigation , Camilo Sabio , Presidential Commission on Good Government , Sandiganbayan
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