Philippines police arrests ex-RCBC br manager over BB heist

Philippines police arrests ex-RCBC br manager over BB heist

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Philippines police on Wednesday arrested Maia Deguito, former branch manager at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp who has been linked to the alleged laundering of money stolen from Bangladesh Bank’s treasury account with New York Federal Bank, perjury.Deguito was arrested in a supermarket in Makati City by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Eduardo Cruz Solangon Jr of Pasay Regional Trial Court Branch 46, reports ABS-CBN.
The arrest warrant was issued on August 10.
Deguito’s legal counsel said the complainant was not identified in the arrest warrant.
Deguito also did not undergo preliminary investigation, which should have been the basis for the arrest, the lawyer said.
In April, then-RCBC president Lorenzo Tan sued Deguito and her lawyer Ferdinand Topacio for libel and false testimony over her statements on the $81 million heist involving Bangladesh central bank funds.

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