The architect of the Garcia plea-bargain was served with a three-month preventive suspension order signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa.
Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras-Sulit was charged with graft and betrayal of public trust for failing to pursue the plunder charge against Gen. Garcia “with utmost responsibility, integrity and professional competence” thus causing “undue injury to the government and gave unwarranted benefits to Garcia through manifest partiality, evident bad faith and gross inexcusable negligence.”
Malacanang said that Sulit dropped the case “by ignoring and abandoning evidence favorable to the interest of the government and presenting evidence adverse to its cause.” In addition, she also “knowingly and willfully” violated rules and jurisprudence when she agreed to the plea bargain.
Sulit had no comment for the media on the her suspension. She did jot down a marginal note on the suspension order: “received under protest subject to outcome of my petition in the Supreme Court and in view of the pendency thereof.”
I guess that means she’s going to tough it out.
Good luck! Don’t get your ass caught in the door, lady!