AMLC denies probe on Corona’s bank records

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11:31 AM June 5th, 2012

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June 5th, 2012 11:31 AM

AMLC executive director Vicente Aquino addresses the media after participating in a hearing by the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries. KAREN BONCOCAN/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) executive director Vicente Aquino maintained on Tuesday that they did not inquire into the bank records of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Aquino said the records were “electronically transmitted to us. We did not inquire into (his) records.”

“There was no examination,” he stressed, saying that banks automatically send transaction records to the AMLC.

“There is no need to authenticate, these are public records,” Aquino added, referring to a 17-page report that the AMLC had provided to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

The report was used by the Ombudsman as basis in her testimony during the impeachment trial that Corona had at least $12 million and  82  dollar bank accounts.

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