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Sandiganbayan turns down Bukidnon ex-mayor Pajaro’s appeal to reduce sentence

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The Sandiganbayan 4th Division has turned down the petition of convicted Lantapan, Bukidnon mayor Teddy Pajaro to reduce his prison sentence.

“As correctly observed by the OSG (Office of the Solicitor General), the petition for the recomputation of their penalties based on R.A. 10951 must be filed with the RTC exercising territorial jurisdiction over the locality where they are confined and must be accompanied by a certified true copy of the decision sought to be modified,” the resolution read.

In his motion, Pajaro cited that he has already been in prison for almost 19 years and hoped to be allowed to serve a minumim of 16 years, two months and 20 days due to due to good conduct.

Pajaro has been convicted for four counts of malversation and two counts of graft over the misappropriation of funds which meant for financial assistance for different livelihood projects.

In one of the maversation case, Pajaro was sentenced to imprisonment ranging from of 13 years, one month and 11 days to 18 years, two months and 21 days of reclusion temporal for their first malversation charge.

While, for the other two malversation cases, he was sentenced to reclusion perpetua.

For the fourth malversation case, he got a sentence ranging from eight years, eight months and one day of prison mayor to 13 years, one month and 11 days of reclusion temporal.

In his graft cases, Pajaro was slapped with a sentence ranging from six years and one month to 10 years.

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