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Trillanes mulls charges vs. AMLC exec

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Senator Antonio Trillanes is considering the filing of charges against Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Executive Director Mel Racela.

This is for allegedly for covering up the flagged bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Trillanes said the alleged bank documents of Duterte were tackled in a meeting of AMLC in May 2016.

The senator added it was recorded in the minutes of the meeting that the Council was providing the papers to the Ombudsman.

AMLC was supposedly turning over the bank records to the Ombudsman following a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two agencies.

The action was reportedly being done for intelligence purposes.

Trillanes explained Racela was appointed by Duterte in January 2017 so he may not be aware of the issue.

The lawmaker has also backed the decision of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales not to enforce the suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang for disclosing to Trillanes the alleged bank documents of the chief executive.

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