May 15, 2012 · Posted in: General
OMBUDSMAN CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES stressed that they had been careful and “conservative” when they computed how much Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona supposedly held in the 82 dollar accounts that the Anti Money Laundering Council (AMLC) found in his name.
Addressing concerns that the figures she presented to the Senate impeachment court yesterday may have been bloated, Morales told the impeachment court that she had preferred to err on the side of caution when she made her computations.
Morales said when they came across figures that appeared to be “double or triple of the same amount, we exclude this from the computation and use the last figure at the end of the cycle.”
Morales had told the court yesterday that 82 dollar accounts allegedly in the name of Corona had a transactional balance of up to $12 million from 2003 to 2011. In a statement to the press, Corona had accused Morales of presenting bloated figures to put him in a bad light.
Morales added that it appeared that the outflows from the account were bigger than the inflows, indicating that the amounts inside the dollar accounts were significant already even before the AMLC started monitoring their movements.