Lawyer seeks sanctions vs exec who leaked Mancao’s affidavit

CHICAGO – The lawyer of Cezar Mancao II has urged Philippine Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez to “punish the government official” who leaked the affidavit of his client to the media.

What the goverment does to the government official who leaked the affidavit Mancao signed last Feb. 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be a test on how well the Department of Justice (DOJ) protects the evidence in its custody.

That was the assessment lawyer Arnedo S. Valera told this reporter in a telephone call. He did not, however, confirm if the published leaked affidavit matched with the original.

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