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Lawmaker / cult leader Ruben Ecleo gets 31 years in jail for graft

Ruben Ecleo The Philippines Supreme Court has denied with finality the appeal of Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. seeking to reverse the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court’s 2006 ruling convicting him and two other people of graft and sending them to 31 years in prison.

Ecleo still faces an often-delayed trial on charges that he committed parricide by murdering his wife Alona in January, 2002.

Cult leader Ruben Ecleo snubs parricide hearing

Ruben Ecleo Cult leader and parricide suspect Ruben Ecleo Jr. snubbed the resumption of his seven-year controversial parricide case in Cebu, citing health reasons for his failure to show up in court on Wednesday.

Ecleo is charged for the brutal death of his wife Alona Bacolod-Ecleo and has put up a P1 million bail for his temporary liberty, citing his worsening health condition as a reason.