Imelda Marcos, nicknamed the "Iron Butterfly, " was sentenced to a minimum of six years and one month to a maximum of 11 years for each of the seven counts of the graft. She returned to Manila in 1991 after her husband died in Honolulu but in 1993, she was convicted on two criminal corruption charges and sentenced to prison terms of nine to 12 years on each count.
The widow of the late dictator is facing dozens of protracted graft cases that have hounded her since her family was toppled in an army-backed popular uprising in 1986. "As a sitting member of the House of Representatives and now running for governor in Ilocos Norte, she can't have the best of all worlds".
Graft is a bailable case, however, which means Marcos may be given provisional liberty while she is appealing the conviction.
Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Marcos had offered to return a portion of their so-called ill-gotten wealth, which is estimated between US$5 billion to US$10 billion.
However, neither Imelda nor any of her lawyers were present during the promulgation of the decision.
Court officials said Marcos, who was not at Friday's hearing, would be able to avoid incarceration by posting an as yet undetermined bail.More news: What Samsung's new foldable phone could actually look like
In a statement, Ms. Marcos, who is 89 years old, said she plans to file a motion for reconsideration.
The case has been pending with the anti-graft court for 27 years. She was charged for making seven bank transfers totalling $200 million to Swiss foundations during her term as Manila governor. After an appeal the convictions were eventually quashed in the Supreme Court in 1998.
President Duterte "can pardon Imelda".
Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, placing the country under martial law in 1972, during which time thousands of opponents were jailed, killed or disappeared.
According to the Prosecutor, Imelda Marcos has the opportunity, against the conviction appeal. Duterte also has the power to pardon Marcos after a final court ruling. The court records indicate that the Marcos using false names.