8 months Estrada seeks dismissal of plunder charge MB
By Czarina Nicole Ong-Ki Senatorial hopeful Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada wants the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division to dismiss his plunder charge based on the ground that the prosecution failed to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt. Former Senate President Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Estrada (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO) Estrada has filed a motion for leave to file demurrer to evidence on February 22, right in the middle of his plunder trial. Filing a demurrer to evidence is an act contesting that the prosecution’s evidence is insufficient. If the court grants it, then the case is dropped. Estrada was charged with plunder in relation to the illegal ... more