This just in: According to Inquirer.net, Imelda Marcos "has been found guilty of seven counts of graft by the Sandinganbayan's Fifth Division".
According to a decision by the anti-graft court on Friday, Marcos is sentenced to imprisonment of from six years to one month, up to 11 years for each count.
The ruling permanently barred Marcos, who is now a member of parliament, from holding public office.
Marcos was not present at the court but a warrant has now been issued for her arrest. She was a no-show at her case's promulgation so she will be given 30 days to give a reason as to why.
She said former Court of Appeals justice Manuel "Lolong" Lazaro would act as her interim counsel as her other lawyer, Robert Sison, is confined at a hospital.
As well as being first lady, she was the minister of human settlements from 1976 to 1986 and governor of Manila from 1978 to 1984.
But Marcos, 89, famous for a huge collection of shoes, jewellery and artwork, can avoid arrest and remain free if she appeals the decision and if denied, she can challenge it at the Supreme Court.
Ferdinand Marcos had placed the Philippines under martial rule a year before his term was to expire. Most have been elected to public offices in an impressive political comeback. His family is said to have amassed an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion while he was in power. Imelda Marcos in particular was known for her flaunting her opulent lifestyle while the country languished in poverty and civil unrest.
President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys good ties with the Marcos family and has often praised the late strongman.
Duterte has acknowledged that Imee Marcos, the couple's daughter and a provincial governor, backed his presidential candidacy.