The Philippines Charging the Unindicted Guest

A grand jury accuses Marcos and his wife of racketeering

When Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines more than two years ago, a U.S. Air Force plane flew him into comfortable exile in Honolulu. But last week American hospitality came to an abrupt end for the ousted President. In New York City a federal grand jury indicted Marcos, 71, and his wife Imelda, 59, on six counts of racketeering and diverting more than $100 million taken from the Philippine treasury into artworks and real estate in Manhattan. As sweeping as the indictment was, it covered only a fraction of the billions of dollars that Marcos is thought to have stashed away during...

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