DOJ prosecutors to answer raps filed by Lozano against them

September 6, 2011 10:01 pm 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — Justice Secretary Leila De Lima will leave it to the panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to answer the complaint filed against them by Atty. Oliver Lozano before the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman).

Assistant State Prosecutors Amor Robles, Eden Wakay-Valdez and Bernardo Fernandez were charged before the Ombudsman on Monday by Lozano with violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

The charges were filed after the prosecutors allegedly downgraded to car theft with homicide instead of car theft with murder the charges filed against the brothers, Roger and Raymond Dominguez in connection with the gruesome killing of Lozano's son, Emerson.

De Lima said that she had earlier challenged Lozano to prove his accusation that the three DOJ prosecutors were allegedly bribed hence, the criminal complaint against the Dominguez brothers was downgraded.

Nevertheless, De Lima said that it's not fair to accuse the prosecutors of some anomalies just because the complainant was not contented with the resolution of the DOJ. (PNA) DCT/RMA/PTR/utb

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