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Imelda Marcos arrest warrant issued after failing to appear in court

Imelda Marcos arrest warrant issued after failing to appear in court

(CNN)An arrest warrant has been filed for Imelda Marcos after the former Philippines First Lady failed to appear in court at the end of her corruption trial, according to a court official.

The 89-year-old widow of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos was not present in court Friday when it was announced that she had been found guilty of seven counts of graft.
Despite her absence, Marcos was sentenced to a minimum of up to 11 years for each count, according to CNN affiliate CNN Philippines. She was acquitted on a further three counts of graft.








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