Duterte reveals Trillanes’ biggest mistake in hiding his loot
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV may have inadvertently left a trail for Philippine authorities to follow insofar as his alleged offshore bank accounts are concerned when he opened a bank account in the United States.
In an interview with reporters Tuesday (September 12), Duterte said American authorities can run after a foreigner who deposits money in a bank there even if he has not set foot in the US.
“And delikado sa kanya, sa Amerika. Meron siyang deposit doon. Alam mo ang Amerika, ‘pag nag-deposit ka doon, then you are engaged in money laundering, bibirahin ka,” Duterte said of Trillanes after visiting a soldier’s wake at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
“Doon mismo. They will prosecute you. Maski na hindi ka napunta ng Amerika, the transmittal — Forward-forward ka lang ng pera,” he added.
Duterte has accused Trillanes of having several offshore accounts.
He said he will divulge details of these accounts “in a few days.”
“But I’m giving the caveat that there’s much thing to do. But it’s not that easy, it’s not that easy. Pero it is enough that the people know that he has so many bank accounts,” Duterte said.