Gamu, Isabela Mayor Nestor Uy was sentenced up to one year and eight months in prison after being convicted of usurping the official functions of his vice mayor in appointing Sangguniang Bayan personnel.
In a decision of the Supreme Court (SC), the Politiko was found guilty of the charges pressed against him.
“We hold that the prosecution discharged its burden of proof and sufficiently established Uy’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt through the admitted documentary evidence and testimonies of witnesses,” the SC ruled.
The case was filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2016 after Uy refused to approve the appointment papers of four people as legislative staff members of the Sangguniang Bayan, headed by then vice mayor Fernando Cumigad.
He was originally sentenced to six months in prison.