Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia Arrested and Detained at NBP Muntinlupa

By on Sep 16, 2011 in Asia, Current Events, National, Politics, World Comments
Maj Gen Carlos Garcia

Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia Arrested
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Retired Major General Carlos Garcia was arrested and detained at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City today, September 16, 2011, according to reports by several local news sites.

Reports say that the 85-year-old Garcia was arrested on Friday 8:30 a.m., after he was found guilty on charges of misappropriation of military funds. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment by a military court for violating the Articles of War 96 and 97. Garcia was arrested for false declaration of his Statement of Assets and Liabilities and for being a US green card holder while serving in the Philippine military.

NBP officer-in-charge Supt. Richard Schwarzkopf assured that no VIP treatment will be given to Garcia and he will be detained with the other inmates.

Garcia will undergo medical examination and will be turned over to NBP Reception and Diagnostic Center.

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