Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sandiganbayan junks Echiverri’s appeal to dismiss graft complaint

The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division has junked the appeal of former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri to dismiss the graft charges against him over the alleged his graft cases in connection with the alleged anomalous drainage improvement and road concreting projects.

The anti-graft court has issued two separate resolutions which turned down Echiverri’s motions to quash the charges for lack of merit.

One of the graft case involve the awarding of the P2.751-million contract to E.V. & E Construction in 2011 for a drainage project in Barangay 165 Pleasant View Subdivision.

While, the other case involve the P3.608-million contract awarded to Tuchar Construction Inc. in 2012 for the concreting of three streets in Caloocan City.

The court stressed that the points he raised in his defense are matters that “must be established during the trial.”

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