103.) Mejorada v. Sandiganbayan.docx

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MEJORADA vs. SANDIGANBAYAN, G.R. Nos. L-51065-72 , June 30, 1987 ARTURO A. MEJORADA, petitioner, vs. THE HONORABLE SANDIGANBAYAN and THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, respondents. FACTS: Arturo Mejorada was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating Section3(E) of RA. 3019, aka Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Mejorada was a right-away agent whose duty was to process the claims for compensation of damages of property owners affected by highway construction and improvements. He required the claimants to sign blank copies of Sworn Statements and Agreements to Demolish, where it appeared that the properties of the claimants have higher values than the actual value being claimed by them. However, the claimants did not bother reading through the paper because they very much interested in the compensation of damages. After processing the claims, instead of giving to theclaimants the proper amount, Mejorada gave one of them Php 5,000 and the rest, Php 1,000 each, saying that there are many who would share in said amounts. The claimants weren’t able to complain because they were afraid of the
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