AMLC files charges vs Kim Wong, Weikang Xu

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) filed a new complaint on Tuesday (March 22) against those allegedly involved in the $81-million bank heist before the Justice Department.

Kam Sin Wong, also known as Kim Wong, and Weikang Xu are facing criminal charges for violation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

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The AMLC alleged that Wong knew or should have known that the funds remitted or transferred to the accounts of the four "John Does," "Willam Go," Philippine Remittance Ltd. (PhilRem), Eastern Hawaii Casino and Resort in the Cagayan province, and to his own account were part of the stolen funds from the Bangladesh Bank.

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The same holds true for Xu.

AMLC said, since February 29, news about the stolen funds have been all over the newspapers and are now subject of ongoing Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearings.

But, to date, AMLC maintained that Xu is still in possession of the stolen funds.

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During the Senate hearing on March 17, a representative of PhilRem, a foreign exchange company, testified that upon the instruction of Maia Santos-Deguito, branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)-Jupiter Makati, PhilRem personally delivered $18 million and P600 million to Xu.

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AMLC said the delivery was spread over February 5 to 13.

Meanwhile, PhilRem transferred P1 billion to Eastern Hawaii Leisure Company Limited's Philippine National Bank (PNB).

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Wong is the president and general manager of Eastern Hawaii Leisure Company Limited.

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