- The Department of Justice (DOJ) found out that P38 million were deposited to bank accounts of Ronnie Dayan's family
- DOJ said that based on the collected bank documents from Senator Leila De Lima's staff, Dayan's daughter and cousin received millions of money
- Other bank records show that other former staff of De Lima also received millions of pesos
The Department of Justice discovered that P38 million were deposited into the bank accounts of relatives of Ronnie Dayan, the driver and alleged lover of Senator Leila De Lima.
DOJ has collated bank documents of the staff of Senator De Lima, showing deposit slips where millions of pesos were sent to the bank accounts of Ronnie Dayan's daughter Hannah Mae Dayan, and his cousin Marco Palisoc.
Hannah received P24 million in four cash deposits. Dated Feb. 7, 2014 she received P3 million; on Feb. 21, 2014 she was sent P9 million; and P6 million both on March 14, 2014, and March 28, 2014.
Palisoc meanwhile received P14, 304, 000 in two cash deposits. P9, 600, 000 was sent to him on Sept. 16, 2014 while he received P4, 704, 000 on Oct. 23, 2014.
Other bank records showed that millions were also transferred to De lima's former staff including Jonathan Caranto who received P24 million, Bogs Obuyes with P24 million as well, and Marrel Obuyes who received P2.2 million.
The Anti-Money Laundering Council are set to verify the information as the DOJ forwarded the bank records.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre told AMLC to verify the deposits as suspicions emerge that some quarters were planning to sabotage the DOJ probe and tell investigators the wrong information.
The DOJ received the report of AMLC last week, but Aguirre did not elaborate the findings because of the Bank Secrecy Law. Yet,he revealed that more than 10 people who were "friends of De Lima" were involved.
“If there is any link (between drug money and De Lima), it’s indirect – only bank accounts of her companions, friends, and employees,” Aguirre said.
Aguirre added that for the meantime, the AMLC report will be used for further investigation until a case is filed in court.