Imelda Marcos cleared of corruption
A court in the
has acquitted Imelda Marcos, widow of the country's former president, of 32 counts of illegal transfers of about $863m into Swiss bank accounts. Philippines
The ruling by a lower court in
on Monday ended the 17-year corruption trial of the country's former first lady. Manila
Marcos and two associates were accused of unlawfully opening bank accounts in Switzerland using the names of 10 foundations linked to the Marcos family allegedly to hide ill-gotten wealth.