Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito is being pinned down regarding the US$81 million money laundering scandal during today’s Senate hearing regarding the said issue.
Businessman Kim Wong, whose name is also being dragged in the said controversy, was present at the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing as well.
Wong revealed two names of foreign junket operators: Mr. Gao from Beijing, China and Mr. Ding from Macau; these two allegedly transferred stolen money from Bank of Bangladesh through banks and casinos.
Wong insisted, he is not involve in the falsification of documents to open five dollar accounts at RCBC and it was only Deguito made facilitated the said transactions.
Wong insisted that Deguito together with Philippine Remittances (Philrem) made ways to withdraw the said money and transfer to Midas Hotel and Casino and Solaire Resort and Casino.
According to Wong, he has no business with RCBC and only Deguito who kept on convincing him to open accounts in the said bank for ‘Gao’ who is his long-time client.