FORMER Maguindanao governor Datu Sajid Ampatuan was convicted by the Sandiganbayan yesterday of 126 counts of falsification of public documents and four counts each of graft and malversation of public funds in connection to the ghost procurement of construction materials for public works projects in 2009.

Ampatuan was sentenced to six years for each count of falsification or 756 years, six years for each count of graft or 24 years, and 17 years for each count of malversation or 68 years.

All combined, he is facing 848 years behind bars.

His co-accused former provincial engineer Datu Ali Abpi was found guilty of 136 counts of falsification, four counts of graft and four counts of malversation, which earned him 908 years imprisonment.

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