Cyber heist case still open

January 13, 2019

NOTWITHSTANDING the recent conviction of a former officer of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), the Department of Justice yesterday said that the $81-million cyber heist in Bangladesh Bank in 2016 is not yet a closed case.

Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon confirmed that charges for money laundering against six other RCBC officers remain pending with the DoJ.

Fadullon identified the six respondents in the complaint filed by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) as former RCBC treasurer Raul Victor Tan, national sales director for retail banking Ismael Reyes, regional sales director for retail banking Brigitte Capiña, direct sales director Nestor Pineda, customer service head for Jupiter business center Romualdo Agarrado and senior customer relations officer for Jupiter business center Angela Ruth Torres.

“There is no resolution yet from the preliminary investigation earlier conducted on that case,” he said.