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Deguito released

  • Written by Jeffrey C. Tiangco
  • Published in Nation
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FORMER Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch manager Maia Santos Deguito, linked to the $81 million Bangladeshi bank heist, was released on bail following her arrest on perjury charges yesterday in Makati City.

Deguito was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in a supermarket in Makati City by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Judge Eduardo Sulangon Jr., of Pasay RTC Branch 45.

Lawyer Ferdie Topacio expressed surprise at the arrest of his client claiming that they were not aware of the perjury case and who filed it.

He condemned his client’s prosecution and arrest as a “machination”.

Deguito was sacked as manager of RCBC Jupiter branch after being linked to the $81 million Bangladeshi bank heist.