2017 (Remedial Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 16

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Engr. Magna Nakaw, the District Engineer of the DPWH in the Province of Walang Progreso, and Mr. Pork Chop, a private contractor, were both charged in the Office of the Ombudsman for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (R.A. No. 3019) under a conspiracy theory.
While the charges were undergoing investigation in the Office of the
Ombudsman, Engr. Magna Nakaw passed away. Mr. Pork Chop
immediately filed a motion to terminate the investigation and to
dismiss the charges against him, arguing that because he was
charged in conspiracy with the deceased, there was no longer a conspiracy to speak of and, consequently, any legal ground to hold him for trial had been extinguished.

Rule on the motion to terminate filed by Mr. Pork Chop, with brief reasons. (5%).

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