Sandiganbayan set to hear LRay graft case Nov. 25-26

NAGA CITY—The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division is scheduled to hear the criminal charge against former Camarines Sur Gov. LRay Villafuerte at 8:30 a.m. on November 25 and 26, 2015.

Said case, docketed under SB-13-CRM-0792-0794, involves the alleged violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for the anomalous purchase of P20 million worth of diesel fuel.

The hearing was originally scheduled on August 26 and 27, 2015, but was reset considering the manifestation of Prosecutor Ferdinand B. Labog that his witness was unavailable.

It would be recalled that on February 2014, the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division issued a Resolution ordering the arrest of the former governor and father of incumbent governor Migz Villafuerte.

The Office of the Ombudsman earlier found probable cause to indict LRay along with coaccused Naga City entrepreneur Jeffrey Lo because the diesel purchase lacked the bidding required by law.

LRay posted P90,000 bail for his temporary liberty immediately following the issuance of the arrest warrant.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM