Jinggoy faces contempt over ‘fake’ invite to travel to the US

  • Prosecutors filed a motion to cite Jinggoy Estrada in contempt for his alleged fake invitation
  • The former senator claimed he was invited by US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG) as a guest speaker in Michigan
  • Sandiganbayan already allowed him to travel

The USPGG denied that they invited Jinggoy Estrada in a speaking engagement.

Ombudsman prosecutors asked the Sandiganbayan to cite former Senator Jinggoy Estrada in contempt of court for presenting an allegedly fake speaking invitation letter in United States. The court already allowed the former senator to travel from April 30- May 30, 2018 for the said speaking engagement.

The motion filed by the prosecutors was quoted by GMA saying, “Accused Estrada should be required to show cause why he should not be cited in contempt of court for using a falsified invitation letter to buttress his motion. It was accused Estrada who used and stood to benefit from the fake invitation letter.”

This came after the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG) denied Estrada’s claim that he was invited as guest speaker in its annual membership meeting in Michigan. The former senator even attached a letter-invitation signed by USPGG president William Dechavez.

Fifth Division chairperson Associate Justice Rafael Lagos asked Estrada to file his comment within three days.

Source :

GMA, Philstar, GMA