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Sandigan convicts ex-OMB chair Ronnie Ricketts of graft

/ 04:01 PM March 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman Ronny Ricketts of graft in connection with the release of confiscated pirated movie discs in 2010.

The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division on Friday sentenced Ricketts to imprisonment of six to eight years, and perpetually disqualified him from holding public office.

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Rickets, or Ronaldo Ricketts in real life, is a known Filipino action star and film producer.  He was appointed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to head OMB, replacing fellow actor Edu Manzano. /kga

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