Philippines Arrests Former President Gloria Arroyo On Plunder Charges

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has been arrested in hospital on plunder charges for allegedly misusing state funds while in office.

A court had issued an arrest warrant for Mrs Arroyo, who is accused of diverting $8.8m (Β£5.5m) from the state lottery charity fund for personal gain.

Police served the warrant while she was at an army hospital, officials say

She was detained earlier this year on a separate election fraud charge but released on bail in July.


Source: BBC

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