From Ninez Cacho Olivares:
As predicted, the Sandiganbayan dismissed the case against former Justice Secretary Hernando Perez, his wife, his brother-in-law and Gloria Arroyo’s fund-raiser, Ernest Escaler.
But get this: Sandiganbayan Justice Edilberto Sandoval, in dismissing the case, cited “inordinate delay” of the Ombudsman in charging Perez et al., as he claimed this to be a violation of Perez’ constitutional rights.
He then went on to quash the Ombudsman’s information against Perez et al. on graft charges.
The current Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez never took the case seriously, kahit na noong in charge pa siya sa DOJ (after boss Nani was forced to resign from his post.)