‘AMLC knows who deposited Corona dollars’

Posted at May 15 2012 02:45 PM | Updated as of May 15 2012 10:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Who deposited the alleged millions of dollars in Chief Justice Renato Corona’s bank accounts?

This could be the next line of questioning in Corona’s impeachment trial after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales revealed an Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) report showing Corona had $12 million in “fresh deposits”, spread out into 82 accounts in 5 banks.

Dean Antonio La Viña of the Ateneo School of Government said the AMLC could provide more information on who deposited the money into Corona’s accounts.
natin kung sino ang nagdeposit ng pera na yun so malalaman natin kung ito ay may kaugnayan sa mga kaso,” he said.

Morales earlier told senators Corona’s dollar deposits grew from just one dollar account in 2003 to 82 accounts by the end of 2011.

She said there were “significant deposits and withdrawals on various significant dates including the 2004 and 2007 elections as well as the week he was impeached specifically December 12,13, 15, 19, 20, and 22, 2011.”

She said on December 12, 2011, the day he was impeached, Corona pre-terminated a US dollar time deposit account amounting to $418,193.32 and then added to another bank in San Francisco del Monte. Corona then deducted $417,978.80 from the account and placed in a regular trust fund placement.

Radio dzMM, May 15, 2012