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Expedite case vs. 6 other RCBC officials says Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Embassy in Manila is urging the Philippine government to expedite the case against six other executives of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)  involved in the USD81-million bank heist.

This after RCBC bank manager Maia Deguito was found guilty for money laundering by the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 149. The court sentenced Deguito to four to seven years of prison each for eight counts of money laundering.

Bangladesh Ambassador Asad Alam Siam said in a statement the Department of Justice is handling another case against six other RCBC officials involved in the stolen funds of Bangladesh Bank.

“We hope that this case could be expedited and could go to trial soon for a decision,” he said.

The envoy noted it is still premature to comment and declined to say more about the case.

Deguito is the former branch manager of RCBC Jupiter, Makati where part of the stolen money was transferred and deposited to four US dollar accounts, under the names of Michael F. Cruz, Jessie Christopher M. Lagrosas, Alfred S. Vergara and Enrico T. Vasquez.#