People v Velez; GR No. 138093; 19 Feb 2003

FACTS:
Petitioner filed an affidavit-criminal complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman against respondents for violation of Section 3(g) of R.A. 3019. After finding probable cause, Ombudsman recommended the filing of information against the malefactors. Respondent filed with the Sandiganbayan a joint motion for reconsideration which was granted.

ISSUE(S):
Whether or not Sandiganbayan violated Section 27 of R.A. 6770.

HELD:
NO. When the Office of the Ombudsman approved the resolution prepared by the Graft Infestigator, the information was filed prematurely against the respondents.

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