Tax evasion charges against ex-CIDG chief, top Customs cop affirmed by Ombudsman | Inquirer News

Tax evasion charges against ex-CIDG chief, top Customs cop affirmed by Ombudsman

By: - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ
/ 02:31 PM June 27, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman affirmed its earlier resolution, and pushed for the filing a criminal case against former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) chief Nestorio Gualberto.

In a memorandum, acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro dismissed Gualberto’s motion for reconsideration for failure to raise new issues that would warrant a reversal of the Ombudsman’s earlier ruling.

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“Gualberto raised issues in his motion of reconsideration that were already addressed in the assailed resolution,” the Ombudsman resolution stated.

Gualberto will be facing a case for two counts of violation of Republic Act 6713, or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees before the Sandiganbayan.

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Gualberto, currently director of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Enforcement and Security Service (BOC-ESS), was ordered charged for his failure to file his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) for the years 1998 and 2000.

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