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)