The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft and technical malversation charges filed against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia in connection with the provincial government’s alleged anomalous purchase of a property.
In an 81-page resolution promulgated on Nov. 26, the anti-graft court’s special second division granted Garcia’s demurrer to evidence or motion to dismiss the cases due to the weak evidence of the prosecution.
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