Monday, July 25, 2016

Is double jeopardy possible in Philippine case?

A Philippine Army major has been arrest on drug and weapons charges, according to this article. The account reports that the Army can either court-martial him or expel him by board action:
“If there is evidence that will show [Major Suharto Tambidan] Macabuat is indeed linked with illegal drug operation, he will be referred to either the military court martial or the Army’s Efficiency and Separation Board (ESB),” said Army spokesman Benjamin L. Hao
Hao adds criminal liability on Macabuat is still possible even if the beleaguered Army man undergoes military trial.
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