Sunday, December 04, 2005

General Carlos Garcia Convicted?

My daily e-mail from the Philippine Times indicates General Carlos Garcia has been convicted of plunder related charges.

Recall General Carlos Garcia was a general in the Army of the Philippines and was accused of stealing a lot of money from the Army.

The headline in the e-mail is
Philippine leader hails conviction of general in corruption case

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has hailed the conviction of a prominent general on graft charges, calling it "a triumph for military justice". A spokesman says the president commends the speedy...

I try to bring up the story but it seems the Philippine Times online site is down and can not access more details on the story.

I say he get the long needle. Unfortunately I don't see the government pursuing a long-needle (i.e. capital punishment) as too many in the government are probably in a similar situation.