SC panel submits report on 'Ma'am Arlene'

Posted at 06/03/14 7:34 PM

MANILA - A Supreme Court 3-member investigating committee has submitted its initial report on alleged corruption in the judiciary linked to a certain fixer named "Ma'am Arlene."

The initial report was submitted to the court en banc last May 29.

The court en banc is "still studying" the initial report. The contents of the report were not disclosed.

The committee is composed of Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, and retired SC Associate Justices Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez and Romeo Callejo, Sr.

Court Administrator Midas Marquez earlier revealed that the high court was looking into three possible "Ma'am Arlenes". The unidentified fixer is accused of influencing judges into handing out decisions "for a price."

Marquez said initial findings point to a clerk from the Court of Appeals, a former employee at Manila Regional Trial Court, and a known contact from Manila City Hall.