Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada has been granted his temporary release for the amount of Php 1.33 million following his plunder and graft charges in regards to his alleged involvement in the Php 10 billion “pork barrel” scam.
Estrada’s legal counsel, Attorney Alexis Suarez, went to Sandiganbayan past 9:00 a.m. and posted his client’s bail. Php 1 million for plunder charge, Php 330,000 for 11 counts of violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, or Php 30,000 each.
According to Atty. Suarez, the release of his client only proves that the case against the former Senator is “not strong.”
Estrada has been detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame since June 2014 for plunder and graft and corruption allegations.
Estrada along with former Senators’ Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile have all been tagged in the controversial pork barrel scam.
Enrile was allowed to post bail in 2015, while Revilla remains detained while on trial.