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Cam Sur vice mayor Imperial faces graft raps over heavy equipment rental

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Pamplona, Camarines Sur Vice Mayor Gemino Imperial has been charged before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged discounted rental of the municipality’s heavy equipment.

The case was filed by the Office of the Ombudsman after finding probable cause to indict him with graft.

The case stemmed from the 2014 contract Imperial made when he was still mayor with Rodolfo Pua for the rental of the town’s back hoe and grader.

The Ombudsman said the rental for each heavy equipment is P1,200 per hour.

However, the Ombudsman said Imperial had offered to Pua to have the heavy equipment rented at P500 only to disadvantage of the local government.