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“I do not own $10M . Simply does not exist.”

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said she had received information that “there are several bank accounts in PSBank and several other banks in your (Corona’s) name, including those denominated in US dollars the aggregate value of which amounts to at least US$10,000,000.”

This is the response to Inquirer’s Corona asked: Explain $10M bank accounts through his lawyer, ATTY. Ramon Esquerra who responded with a 4-point play reply:

(1) I do not own $10M . Simply does not exist.

(2) It’s part of the black propaganda and mind-conditioning preparatory to the resumption of the trial on May 7.

(3) No different from the phoney LRA list, phoney U.S. property list, phoney surveys, phoney letters to the Inquirer editor, etc., etc.

(4) The Ombudsman has no jurisdiction over the Chief Justice.

However, Morales added that she invoked “her powers under Republic Act No. 6770, which defines the powers and functions of the Office of the Ombudsman.” Morales then asked the Chief Justice to reply in writing to the complaints and to the information concerning his alleged accounts in several banks.

Morales cited three complaints filed against Corona before her office for violation of antigraft laws, invoking the Ombudsman’s power to investigate impeachable officers for serious misconduct, including violations of RA 9194, or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.”

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