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Former RCBC branch manager arrested in Makati

Former RCBC Branch Manager Maia Santos Deguito (Reuters)
Former RCBC Branch Manager Maia Santos Deguito (Reuters)

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) former branch manager Maia Santos Deguito spent a night inside the Makati City Police detention cell on Wednesday.

Although Pasay Regional Trail Court (RTC) Judge Remiebel Buendia issued a release order on Wednesday night, Deguito was not allowed to immediately post bail.

Deguito was arrested Wednesday afternoon while shopping in a supermarket after a warrant of arrest was released in connection with the perjury case filed against her.

Deguito’s lawyer questioned the warrant of arrest alleging that it did not state the name of the complainant and that there was no preliminary investigation, which should be the basis of the arrest.

Deguito is suspected of being involved in the laundering the $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh Central Bank.

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