Estrada Accused of Bribery, Violating Constitution

Impeachment charges against Philippine President Joseph Estrada sent Monday by the House of Representatives to the Senate for a trial:

Bribery: Estrada is accused of receiving $200,000 a month in payoffs from illegal gambling operators.

Graft and corruption: Estrada is accused of receiving $2.6 million from tobacco taxes, and under-declaring his personal net worth.

Betrayal of public trust: Estrada is accused of intervening in the investigation of a friend by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Violation of the constitution: Estrada is accused of participating in a family-controlled real-estate business despite a prohibition on outside business interests while in office.