Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn has filed a movement for the dismissal of charges towards him for perjury, breach of ethics and graft over his alleged failure to declare his companies and autos in his assertion of property and liabilities and web value (SALN).

Hagedorn filed an pressing omnibus movement to the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division and sought the dismissal of the circumstances with prejudice as a result of he had no undeclared wealth in his submitted SALNs which, he mentioned,  all indicated the true worth of his property.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor filed 9 counts every of perjury and graft towards Hagedorn for his alleged failure to declare 59 residential, agricultural and industrial properties, in addition to 45 autos—together with bikes, luxurious autos corresponding to Volvo, Toyota Landcruiser, BMW and different sports activities utility autos.

In their movement, Hagedorn’s legal professionals  mentioned the antigraft courtroom ought to observe that “the accused never underdeclared the value of his assets; has no undeclared wealth and  all disclosures in his SALNs indicate an accurate value of his assets.”

Hagedorn mentioned the allegation that he misdeclared his wealth was “false,” particularly as a result of he filed a separate attachment to his SALN  which sufficiently complied with the required truthful disclosure of wealth.

Hagedorn mentioned he had divested his shares within the firms which he allegedly didn’t disclose in his SALNs, by executing deeds of belief in favor of his grandchildren. He mentioned he shouldn’t be prosecuted for not declaring his bikes in his SALN as a result of these have been raffled off to his constituents and thus he now not owned them.

“He has no reason to maintain or hoard a fleet of motorcycles,” Hagedorn mentioned.

He mentioned he solely had “good faith” in not declaring all his automobiles in his SALN, as a result of these have been already “scrap” and thus had no worth.

He mentioned the information within the data didn’t charge a prison offense, as a result of there was no allegation the SALNs have been beneath oath and subscribed earlier than competent officers.

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