The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on Monday dismissed tax evasion charges filed against the late Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The dismissal came after the defense filed a manifestation regarding his death.
Corona succumbed to cardiac arrest last April 29. He was 67.
In 2011, the tax evasion charges were filed against the former magistrate who was impeached by the Senate in 2012.
These dismissed charges include six counts of violation of Section 254 of the National Internal Revenue Code for alleged attempt to evade or defeat tax in the years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010 as well as six counts of violation of Section 255 of the NIRC for alleged failure to file income tax returns.