Pinoy sentenced in San Diego bribery case

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 30, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Filipino in San Diego who was working as a government contractor has been sentenced in the so-called “Godfather of Camp Pendleton” case.

Bayani Yabut Abueg Jr., president of MBR Associates Inc., has been sentenced by a federal court to six months in prison and some $366,000 in fines.

MBR was also sentenced to five years of probation.

Last January, Abueg along with another contractor, Hugo Alonso, pleaded guilty to a bribery case involving US Department of Defense Employee Natividad Cervantes.

Cervantes, known as the “Godfather of Camp Pendleton” is believed to have used his position at the base to accept bribes in exchange for major contracts such as construction projects on the military base.

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  • kikay Pang0
    1 July 2014 at 3:55 am - Reply

    If there is Filipinos…. expect corruption.

  • PAWS
    1 July 2014 at 7:38 am - Reply

    ARAY….HULI….buking, ilan taon kaya sa kulungan yan?

  • JRB
    1 July 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I think in Filipinos blood, Money is more important to them than anything else in life? I been to Philippines every year this last five years, what I see there is very poor Filipinos. Kids and parents on the streets of Manila beg for money. It’s a 3th world country. That’s why money is god to them they will steal from the poor and they own family. Sad very sad. That’s why in America the American people look down at the Filipinos from Philippines.