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Imelda Marcos aide gets jail term over Monet sale

STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

A former aide to ex-Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was sentenced Monday to two to six years in prison after being convicted of scheming to sell a $32 million Claude Monet painting overlaid with political intrigue: It’s part of a roster of valuables the Philippine government has sought to reclaim from the former first couple.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Marcos rights victims to get additional $1K

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STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

Some 7,000 victims of human rights abuses during the Marcos regime may get another $1,000 in compensation from the $10-million settlement agreed on between lawyers of the class suit against the Marcoses and the buyer of a valuable Monet painting believed to be part of the ill-gotten Marcos art collection.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCGG to testify in art theft case vs Imelda Marcos’ ex-aide in New York

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) will testify in the art theft and tax fraud case brought against former first lady Imelda Marcos’ former social secretary and confidante in New York.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Imelda Marcos aide’s trial over soon—PCGG

PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista AFP FILE PHOTO

While ill-gotten-wealth cases against the Marcoses and their cronies have been languishing in Philippine courts the past 26 years, a case involving part of the Marcos loot in the United States should be resolved within the year.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PCGG helping US gov’t lawyers prosecute Imelda Marcos’ secretary

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) said Wednesday it had been cooperating with the New York District Attorney’s (NYDA) Office since the middle of last year in connection with the investigation of Vilma Bautista.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Imelda Marcos’ former aide charged in stolen Monet

In this photo provided by the United States Attorney’s Office in New York shows an an 1881 painting by Impressionist master Claude Monet entitled “L’Eglise et La Seine a Vetheuil.”  AP

The former personal secretary to Imelda Marcos was charged Tuesday in New York in an alleged conspiracy to sell a Monet painting that had belonged to the former first lady.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In The Know: Vilma Bautista

Vilma Bautista served as a personal and confidential secretary of then First Lady Imelda Marcos. She also worked as consular official in the Philippine Mission to the United Nations from 1966 to 1986.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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