Felina Salinas, the Hawaii representative of the Philippine-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church charged with cash smuggling earlier this year, is once again under curfew and must wear a GPS monitoring device.
On September 27th, Judge Leslie Kobayashi reversed another judge's September 12th ruling that allowed Salinas to move freely.
Salinas, the business manager of Filipino televangelist Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, was arrested on February 13th after customs agents found over $350,000 hidden in a suitcase.
Salinas was with Quiboloy, the founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, and two other passengers on board a private jet in Honolulu when customs agents inspected the plane.
Salinas lawyer Michael Green told Balitang America recently that she admitted to owning the suitcase but had no idea how the money got in her suitcase. Green argued that despite Salinas’ financial resources, she lives a simple life in Hawaii and is not a flight risk.
The government filed an appeal to the Sept 12th ruling that has been kept sealed. Salinas must now abide with the initial condition of her bail release. She is under curfew and must wear a GPS ankle bracelet and must not go near any ports.
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