NBI files criminal charges against former PNP highest ranking official and his wife

Photo of NBI holding copies of the complaint / photo from Eagle News (ctto)

Manila, Philippines – On Wednesday, the National Bureau of Investigation has filed criminal charges against retired police Gen. Marcelo Gabo before the Office of the Ombudsman.

Garbo was among the nine high-ranking PNP officials linked by President Rodridgo Duterte to illegal drugs.

According to NBI Director Dante Gierran, criminal complaints against Garbo includes falsification of public documents, violation of Republic Act 6713 or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”, RA 3019 or the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act”.

Also, violation against RA 1379 or “forfeiture of properties” in favor of the Philippine government against Garbo and his wife, atty. Rosalinda Garbo.

The complaints filed was after the NBI completed its investigation, conducted from December last year to October 2017.

The bureau concluded that former police officer and his wife amassed assets that are beyond their legitimate income and for non-disclosure of assets like vehicles and shares of stocks in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

“The NBI likewise recommended that a corresponding request through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty be made with the US government to determine if indeed (Rosalinda) or any member of the family owns a real property in the US and for eventual forfeiture in favor of the Philippine government in accordance with the law,” Gierran said

“Nung pinatawag namin si General Garbo [last July], pumunta naman ang lawyer niya, (When we summoned General Gardo last July, his lawyer came) we were expecting some explanation [on undeclared assets] pero he did not offer an explanation so we based our findings sa mga documents na na-gather namin (but he did not offer an explanation so we based our findings on the documents that we have gathered),” NBI Anti-Graft Division head Nathaniel Ramos told the reporters.

Ramos, on the other hand, clarified that they were not able to determine yet if the undeclared wealth were from illegal drug trade. 

Source: PNA , Eagle News

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  1. Then, why is is this General still alive and not dead like the other Drug related Individuals.......

  2. generals usually knows how to hide....DUH @John Bardon

  3. Good! Freeze the assets. Then isunod na si Loot!