Former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Photo: Xinhua

How the law caught up with the Philippines’ Imelda Marcos and her stolen millions

  • Marcos’s conviction on seven counts of graft for laundering US$231m is unprecedented and provides a glimpse into the gilded lives of the former Philippine first lady and her husband, Ferdinand
  • During their time in power, the couple was raiding the treasury, collecting kickbacks and earning from secretly owned private corporations, then laundering funds into Swiss bank accounts
Topic |   The Philippines

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Former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Photo: Xinhua
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