Ombudsman fines Porsche-driving Bureau of Customs messenger after finding him guilty of "serious dishonesty"

When you find out how much the fine is, you’ll want to go after the dishonest messenger and kill him.

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that the Office of the Ombudsman has imposed a fine of P20,000 and ordered the forfeiture of all retirement benefits of Porsche-driving Bureau of Customs (BOC) messenger Paulino Elevado IV after he was found guilty of Serious Dishonesty and violating the Code of Conduct for Public Officials and Employees.

 

According to the report, the Ombudsman "also found probable cause to indict Elevado for 5 counts of falsification of public documents and 2 counts of violation of Section 7 of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for his false declarations in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)." The messenger has already resigned from the BOC.

 

Elevado was charged with failure to declare his other "businesses" in his SALN during his years in public service from 1992 to 2008 by the Department of Finance’s Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) in 2012. That same year, he was also caught by a CCTV camera firing a gun at another vehicle along the South Luzon Expressway from the Porsche he was driving.

 

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