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Man Sentenced to 3,576 Years in Prison Gets Another 370 Years

November 25, 1989

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ A man already sentenced to 3,576 years in prison for defrauding the government received an addition 370-year sentence from an anti-graft court.

Despite the long sentences, Rolando Mangubat will probably spend no more than 30 years behind bars, because that is the maximum time in prison the law allows.

The latest sentence against Mangubat, a former regional accountant of the Ministry of Public Works and Highways, was announced Friday after the court found him guilty of 55 graft cases and four cases of falsifying public documents.

Mangubat was also ordered to pay the government $86,000, which he allegedly pocketed by faking delivery receipts of construction materials from August 1977 to July 1978. He was also barred from holding any other public office.

Last month, another anti-graft court found him guilty of 392 cases of fraud and graft and sentenced him to 3,576 years in prison.

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