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Ex-AFP official forfeits P102M ill-gotten wealth

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The Sandiganbayan has ordered Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot (ret.) and his family to return to the government P102 million in ill-acquired assets.


Among the assets enumerated in the ruling are a house in Stanton, California, USA; a condo unit in Bel Air, Makati City; a commercial building in Malaybalay, Bukidnon; deposits in the Armed Forces of the Philippines Savings and Loans association; a house in Anaheim, California; and a condo unit in Taguig City.


The anti-graft court said that Ligot, a former comptroller of the AFP, could not adequately explain how he managed to amass P102 million in assets despite his lawful income of merely P2.8 million from 2001-2004.


It was pointed out that Ligot, through his wife, purchased two expensive houses in California while he was still the AFP comptroller.


“Accordingly, the following properties are hereby declared to have been unlawfully acquired and hence forfeited in favor of the state,” the Sandiganbayan said in its 70-page decision.


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