Judge asked to account for missing millions

Federal District Judge Manuel Real who presides in the Southern California federal court, has been accused by lawyers for Filipinos asking for the return of more than $35 million in funds from the Marcos government, of providing an incomplete accounting for the money under his control.  It seems judge Real provided only a single page of unspecified receipts and payments.  It also acknowledges unnamed disbursements of more than $4.9 million.

The judge has been in hot water many times before.  My question is shouldn’t a judge hire an independent accounting firm that would provide this kind of reporting? 


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