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P740M bared in Ligot’s 10 bank accounts By Angie M. Rosales 02/19/2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

P740M bared in Ligot’s 10 bank accounts

By Angie M. Rosales 02/19/2011
Former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot allegedly stashed away in 10 identified banks P740 million which was accumulated over a period of four years. But it has been been estimated also that he had kept at a minimum 17 bank accounts in the names of some dummies.

What proved surprising to Senate probers yesterday was the revelation that Ligot has not been charged with plunder nor even charged with graft and corruption and that it was merely a case of forfeiture against Ligot and only two houses in California, USA were included in the forfeiture case despite the Ligots apparently owning at least 8 houses in the US.

Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez allegedly did not lift a finger in filing a plunder case despite personal notification by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) as early as three years ago.

Her special prosecutors, however, stated before the Senate that Gutierrez never received that AMLC document..... MORE

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