Corona: I don't have 82 accounts

Posted at 05/22/2012 4:32 PM
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MANILA, Philippines - Chief Justice Renato Corona on Tuesday denied that he owned 82 dollar accounts as alleged in an Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) report.

"Wala akong kilalang taong may 82 bank accounts. Ewan ko kay Ombudsman Carpio-Morales kung siya mayroon," he said.

Corona said the AMLC report allegedly saying that he had $10 million-$12 million in "transactional balances" was not authenticated.

"Walang predicate crime, walang imbestigasyon, walang court order, walang notice sa depositor...Clearly, it came from a polluted source," he said.

He added: "It is clear that her testimony was one of deception, exaggeration and misrepresentation."

He said he will present a PowerPoint presentation to explain his accounts.

ANC Chief Justice on Trial, May 22, 2012