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CTA resets ex-CJ Corona’s arraignment on tax case to June 4

Posted On 2014 Apr 05
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Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, with a hep-lock attached to his hand, drinks soda during his impeachment trial at the Senate in Manila May 25, 2012. The Philippines' top judge returned to the witness stand at his own impeachment trial to deny concealing 45 properties and millions in assets and denounce a case President Benigno Aquino sees as key to rooting out corruption. Corona, chief justice of the 15-member Supreme Court, was installed by Aquino's predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who herself faces election fraud and corruption charges. Corona had left the witness stand during his impeachment trial on May 22, 2012 and was hospitalised after his blood sugar dropped sharply according to his lawyers.(MNS Photo)

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, with a hep-lock attached to his hand, drinks soda during his impeachment trial at the Senate in Manila May 25, 2012. The Philippines’ top judge returned to the witness stand at his own impeachment trial to deny concealing 45 properties and millions in assets and denounce a case President Benigno Aquino sees as key to rooting out corruption. Corona, chief justice of the 15-member Supreme Court, was installed by Aquino’s predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who herself faces election fraud and corruption charges. Corona had left the witness stand during his impeachment trial on May 22, 2012 and was hospitalised after his blood sugar dropped sharply according to his lawyers.(MNS Photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The scheduled arraignment of former Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato C. Corona before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) in connection with the tax evasion case filed against him did not push through on Wednesday.

In a resolution issued by the CTA, the arraignment was reset to June 4, 2014 after Corona asked for the deferment of the same because of the pending petition for review before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The impeached chief justice is facing 12 counts of tax evasion case, of which seven counts are pending before the CTA’s Second Division.

In the complaint of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Corona allegedly failed to pay more than P120 million in taxes and also failed to file his income tax returns for taxable years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. (MNS)

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