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Wendell Barreras-Sulit is an officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor since October 2008 and took over as the special prosecutor (in Philippines) from Dennis Villa Ignacio, who retired on February 24, 2010.
Wendell Barreras-Sulit picture (inquirer.net)
Garcia Plea Bargaining Agreement Issues
In March 2011, the Philippine Government accused Barreras-Sulit of graft and betrayal of public trust in connection with the "Garcia Plea Bargaining Agreement" Garcia was accused of stealing 300 million pesos from the military’s coffers during his time as military comptroller. Barreras-Sulit failed to demand Garcia to return the money to the government during the plea bargain deal. Barreras-Sulit was also allegedly involved in the cover-up of former AFP Major General Jacinto Ligot for graft and corruption.
In June 15, 2011, Acting Ombudsman Orlando C. Casimiro implemented the 90-day preventive suspension imposed by the Office of the President (OP) against Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras-Sulit.
Malacañang earlier placed SP Sulit under preventive suspension for a period of 90 days in connection with the case filed before the OP regarding the Garcia plea bargain deal.
The Implementation Order also directed SP Sulit to "cease and desist from performing official and administrative functions at the Office of the Special Prosecutor.”
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