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Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio ’s dismissal affirmed

By: - Reporter / @JeromeAningINQ
/ 05:38 AM January 30, 2016

The Court of Appeals has upheld with finality the Office of the Ombudsman’s dismissal of Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio who was found guilty in 2010 due to serious dishonesty by faking his attendance records.

In a two-page resolution dated Jan. 13, the appellate court’s Former Ninth Division, saying it found no substantial arguments to warrant the reversal of its previous ruling, denied Villa-Ignacio’s motion for reconsideration for lack of merit.

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The decision was written by Justice Myra Garcia-Fernandez.

The other division members, Justices Fernanda Lampas-Peralta and Francisco Acosta, concurred in the ruling.

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The Internal Affairs Board, headed by then Overall Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro, found out that Villa-Ignacio was absent for work for 113 days in 2008.

However, 63 of those absences were not declared as official leave.

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