Cyberheist probe resumes May 12
THE SENATE blue ribbon committee will resume its inquiry into the $81 million funds stolen from Bangladesh after the May 9 polls after failing to secure phone records of key players in the alleged money laundering scheme.
Committee chair Sen. Teofisto Guingona III said the next hearing will be on May 12.
Guingona said he had to defer the next hearing since lawyers of casino junket operator Kim Wong, former Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) branch manager Maia Deguito as well as Salud and Michael Bautista of the Philrem Service Corp. failed to submit the waivers that would allow the disclosure of their clients’ phone records.
On May 12, Guingona said they expect the Bautistas to present their former accountant whom they said had already resigned. Christine Avendaño
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