BREAKING: Wong surrenders part of laundered money

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REPRESENTATIVES of junket operator Kam Sin Wong, also known as “Kim Wong,” appeared Thursday before the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) in Manila to surrender part of the $81 million hacked from the Bangladesh Bank and allegedly laundered through three casinos in the Philippines.

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The AMLC has yet to determine the amount of money Wong has surrendered, but said they will conduct a news conference once they are done with the accounting of the funds.

Wong is one of the big names tagged in the biggest money laundering scandal in the Philippines so far.

In his testimony before the Senate blue ribbon committee on Tuesday, Wong admitted he got P100 million in cash on Feb. 5 and additional cash of P300 million and $5 million from February 10 to 14.

Wong had said he was willing to turn over a remaining $4.63 million that had been  deposited with the Solaire Resort & Casino, in Manila. The amount was part of the $63 million that went to Solaire and Midas Hotel and Casino. MAYVELIN CARABALLO

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