The Anti Money Laundering Council (AMLC) contradicted the claims of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang and other news outlet that they sent the bank records of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Office of the Ombudsman.
In a statement released by AMLC on Thursday, The AMLC secretariat clarified that it has yet to evaluate a Sept. 6 letter from Carandang requesting the financial intelligence unit to start a probe on the Duterte family’s bank account
“We have yet to evaluate the request, and the initiation of an investigation as well as the release of any report on the subject will depend on such evaluation,” the AMLC said.
They also clarified that the documents used by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in his complaint submitted in the Ombudsman didn’t came from their office.
“We have categorically stated before that the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is not the source of the documents and information attached by Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV in his complaint, regaring the alleged bank accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte. It has neither provided the Office of the Ombudsman with any report as a consequences of any investigation of subject accounts for any purpose,” AMLC said in a statement.
The AMLC also said that the total amounts of alleged debits and credits representing the entry and exit of money in the alleged accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte were ‘wrong and misleading’
Several days ago, Carandang claimed that the Ombudsman already received the bank transaction records of the Duterte family.
According to some news reports, Carandang got a document showing that the family of President Rodrigo Duterte got a total amount of 1 billion pesos.
The documents received by Carandang contained ‘entries, presentations, sources, transaction dates, amounts, and family member’s names’