- JV Ejercito was charged in the Sandiganbayan for misuse of funds during his tenure as mayor of San Juan City
- The Fifth Division of the Sandiganbayan meted out a 90-day preventive suspension against Ejercito
- He filed a petition for a writ of preliminary injunction with the Supreme Court, which the highest tribunal junked for lack of merit
The road has ended for Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito after the Supreme Court affirmed the suspension meted out against him by the Sandiganbayan.
The high court junked his petition for a Temporary Restraining Order for “lack of merit.”
Ejercito faced graft charges at the Sandiganbayan for allegedly having misused the funds of San Juan City in 2008, back when he was still a mayor of the said town.
According to the Supreme Court, Ejercito failed to show that the Sandiganbayan committed grave abuse of discretion in suspending him for 90 days.
The Fifth Division of the Sandiganbayan, it its August 22 resolution, preventively suspended Ejercito and two more respondents in the case namely Romualdo C. Delos Santos and Ranulfo Dacalos.
Ejercito and his other two co-respondents were charged in connection with the alleged diversion of the city’s calamity funds amounting to P2.1 million to purchase firearms for the local police.
The Supreme Court may have refused Ejercito, but the mighty justices may have a hard time refusing the cuteness of these babies when they met animals.