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Tags: AS | Philippines | Bangladesh | Hack Attack

Filipino Businessman Denies Links to Money Laundering Scheme

Friday, 11 March 2016 05:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino businessman, one of six people reportedly under investigation for the alleged laundering of $81 million dollars stolen by computer hackers from a U.S. account of Bangladesh's central bank, is asking authorities to unfreeze his bank accounts, saying he was not involved.

Ramon Esguerra, a lawyer for William S. Go, said Friday that the accounts registered under Go's name and his company, Centurytex Trading, at a branch of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. were bogus. He said Go's signature for the account was forged.

Go's lawyers filed a motion asking the Court of Appeals to unfreeze his accounts in other banks.

The Bangladesh central bank said earlier this week that it is trying to recover $100 million allegedly stolen from an account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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A Filipino businessman, one of six people reportedly under investigation for the alleged laundering of $81 million dollars stolen by computer hackers from a U.S. account of Bangladesh's central bank, is asking authorities to unfreeze his bank accounts, saying he was not...
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