A claim sent to us through our tipline said that Imelda Marcos’s acquittal over the dollar salting accusations levied (https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/…/sc-upholds-imelda…) against her indicates that the Marcoses did not steal from the people of the Philippines.

This is false.

The acquittal of Imelda does not acquit the Marcoses of the estimated 5 to 10 billion USD worth of total cash siphoned away by the late Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Why we checked: Voluminous records indicate that the Marcoses squirreled away wealth into personal accounts at the expense of the Filipino people. To deny such is to deny the historical fact, and to deny history is to open the possibility of the worst of it repeating.

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