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Philippine police accuse ex-president’s husband of plundering

MANILA, Philippines — Police in the Philippines have filed a plunder complaint against the husband of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for allegedly conspiring to sell two helicopters he previously owned but passed off as new.

Along with Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, police also filed charges Friday against former Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno, former national police chief Jesus Verzosa and 17 other retired and active duty officers and civilians.

The government ombudsman, who prosecutes alleged wrongdoing by state officials and their associates, will determine if there is enough evidence for an indictment.

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