Pasay court prohibits BDO from releasing details on forex accounts of Mark Tolentino's law firm

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A Pasay City Regional Trial Court issues a temporary restraining order on BDO, prohibiting the release of details on the foreign currency deposit accounts of Atty. Mark Tolentino’s law firm. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) — A Pasay City Regional Trial Court on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order on Banco de Oro Unibank, prohibiting the release of any detail on the foreign currency deposit (FCD) accounts of Atty. Mark Tolentino’s law firm.

"Accordingly, let a seventy-two (72) hour Executive Temporary Restraining Order issue enjoining herein defendant Banco De Oro Unibank, Inc. from further issuing any communication, statement, report, interview, both written and verbal, concerning the FCD accounts," the order said.

Tolentino filed the motion after the bank allegedly violated the confidentiality rule when it exposed the lawyer’s name, implicating him as the thief of the missing $2.1 billion from the embattled German service payments firm Wirecard.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday that the National Bureau of Investigation invited Tolentino for questioning in relation to the scandal.

Guevarra said Tolentino, who runs a law firm and is tagged as a trustee of Wirecard, will be probed to shed light on his involvement in the billions of missing cash.

Tolentino has denied holding the missing cash or knowing where the funds are, saying he was only approached by men "early this year" who offered to make him a trustee for the shares of a local financial technology company they will put up.

He added that the allegations have damaged his reputation and that he is now receiving death threats.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Rex Remitio contributed to this report.