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May 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos formally ended her on-again, off-again campaign for president and threw her support behind front-runner Joseph Estrada. Marcos faces up to 12 years in prison on a graft conviction, and some analysts speculated that she gave her support to Estrada in exchange for a promise of a presidential pardon. She denied that, saying, "I will not accept clemency." Polls had placed Marcos near the bottom of the heap for Monday's balloting.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Imelda Marcos has changed her mind about withdrawing from next week's presidential election after supporters threatened to commit suicide if she pulled out, an associate said. Instead, the widow of former dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos--facing a jail term and trailing in the polls--will simply stop campaigning. Marcos announced April 29 that she was dropping out of the race.
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April 29, 1998 | Associated Press
Former first lady Imelda Marcos withdrew today from next month's presidential election, saying she wanted to help prevent the campaign from becoming emotional and violent. The wife of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos has lagged far behind in popularity polls, with recent surveys giving her about 2% of the vote in the scheduled May 11 election.
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December 12, 1997 | Associated Press
Imelda Marcos was greeted by a handful of supporters bearing flowers Thursday as she arrived to be treated for glaucoma. The 68-year-old widow of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos won permission last week from her country's Supreme Court to travel to Boston for the treatment. The court reversed a lower court that had denied Marcos, now a congresswoman, permission to travel because of her 1993 conviction on graft charges.
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December 12, 1997 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a convicted felon facing 24 years in prison, Imelda Marcos seemed to have not a care in the world. Dressed like a queen, as effervescent as champagne, she laughed and chatted and hardly even noticed that her RV had come to a dead standstill in Manila's numbing traffic. At a worktable in the RV this week, she sketched a map of the world, making a point about global power shifts.
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August 22, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The Philippine Supreme Court has ruled that Imelda Marcos may not leave the country for medical treatment in the United States, upholding an anti-graft court's ban on her foreign travel. The court said the widow of deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos filed her appeal after the deadline for a motion to overturn the decision of the anti-graft court. The former first lady was convicted of corruption in 1993. She is free on bail pending an appeal.
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March 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The lights went out on former President Ferdinand E. Marcos when, because his family has not paid the bill, a utility company cut electricity to a mausoleum where his corpse lies in a glass coffin. "This is the ultimate harassment, the harassment of the dead, the dead who cannot speak up to defend himself," former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, now a congresswoman, told reporters in Manila.
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December 10, 1995 | Associated Press
Imelda Marcos has asked an appeals court in Los Angeles to stop a federal judge from ordering the transfer of millions of dollars from her late husband's Swiss bank accounts to victims of abuses under his government, she said Saturday. A federal court jury in Honolulu awarded the victims $1.9 billion in damages after they won a class-action suit against former President Ferdinand E. Marcos. U.S. District Judge Manuel L.
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November 27, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In an attempt to avoid a frontal assault on the secrecy of their operations, two large Swiss banks will hold a high-powered bargaining session in Hong Kong that could generate significant payments to 10,000 Filipinos, The Times has learned. The Filipinos are trying to collect on a $1.9-billion judgment against the estate of late Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, stemming from a massive human rights case.
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