Barias posts P460,000 bail


Former Police Director Geary Barias posted P460,000 bail for his provisional liberty on Tuesday on two counts of graft and two counts of malversation filed against him at the Sandiganbayan.

Barias had been detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center over the charges which stemmed from the alleged ghost repair of 28 V-150 light armored vehicles worth about P400 million from 2007 to 2008.

He was charged along with former Philippine National Police Chief Avelino Razon and several other former police officials.

The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division allowed Barias to post bail in the light of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling in December affirming a Sandiganbayan ruling allowing former Bacolod Mayor Luzviminda Valdez to post bail.

Valdez was charged with graft and malversation of public funds in connection with state auditors’ findings that she claimed excessive reimbursements totaling P274,306.75 through allegedly forged receipts.


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