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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.

Ecleo trial may end in 60 days

Ecleo, the supreme leader of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association and a former mayor of San Jose town in Dinagat Island in Surigao del Norte, is on trial in connection with the killing of his wife, at the time a medical student at one of the local universities in Cebu.