Guilty kasi! Ex-W. Samar mayor Langi fined P1K for reimbursing self

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Former Motiong, Western Samar mayor Francisco Maceren Langi Sr. has pleaded guilty for reimbursing himself with alleged payments for various suppliers in 2008.

Because of this, the Sandiganbayan 2nd Division slapped him with a P1,000 fine.

Langi was earlier charged with graft but decided to undergo a plea bargain so he can be charged with a lesser offense of violating the Government Auditing Code of the Philippines.

The case stemmed from reimbursements he made for alleged expenses made to suppliers who provided various goods and services for the municipality’s Agricultural Productivity Development Program and Water System Project.

However, the Office of the Ombudsman which filed the case said the reimbursements were made “despite lack of official receipts from the suppliers, who were pre-selected, thereby giving unwarranted benefits, advantage or preference to himself and/or the suppliers, to the damage and prejudice of the municipality.”