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AMLC asks DOJ for more time to reply to Deguito denial

/ 04:32 PM May 19, 2016

Citing  pressure of work, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Thursday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) for more time to submit its response to the counter-affidavit submitted by former Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch manager Maia Deguito in connection with the transfer of stolen $81-million funds by hackers from the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to the Philippines.

“Due to the heavy pressure of work of undersigned investigation in other equally important cases, the required reply-affidavit may not be filed on its due date and will need additional time from this Honorable Office to do so,” the AMLC’s one-page motion for extension stated. The motion was submitted to the DOJ’s investigating prosecutor.

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AMLC was supposed to respond to the counter-affidavit of Deguito in which she denied involvement in the transfer of stolen funds from BB.

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Deguito is facing a case for money laundering which was filed by the AMLC. She submitted her counter-affidavit early this month.

The DOJ gave the AMLC on or before June 7 to submit its reply-affidavit. IDL/rga

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