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Joseph “Erap” Estrada

In October 2000, a little more than two years after assuming the Philippine presidency, Joseph “Erap” Estrada was accused of receiving payoffs and of other corruption charges. During the January 2001 impeachment trial of the sitting president, as the country faced a political uprising from the people, the Philippine armed forces withdrew their support for Estrada and backed his vice president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Supreme Court of the Philippines soon declared Arroyo the new president, and in April 2001, Estrada was arrested and charged with perjury and plunder. After a six-year trial, he was convicted of plunder and sentenced to life in prison, though several months later President Arroyo pardoned him.

(AP Photo/Philippine National Police, ho)
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