Ex-AFP comptroller convicted for lying

A retired Army general suspected of illegally amassing millions of pesos when he was still the military’s comptroller was sentenced by the Sandiganbayan yesterday to a maximum of two years in prison for perjury in declaring his assets.

The Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division said the prosecution was able to prove how retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia made a “willful and deliberate assertion of a factual falsehood” in his Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

The anti-graft court said the retired general failed to declare his multimillion-peso investment account in a military fund and misdeclared the value of his three vehicles.

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