• Thursday, December 08, 2022


Bangladesh heist: US seeks accused Manila banker’s help

Maia Deguito, branch manager of the RCBC

By: Eastern Eye Staff

THE FBI is negotiating with a former branch manager of a Philippines bank for information relating to $81 million (£62.5 million) that she handled after it was stolen from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve, her lawyer said. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have presented a “proffer”, or proposal, to the branch manager, Maia Deguito, to tell them all she knows about who received the money, the attorney, Ferdinand Topacio, told reporters. He also showed journalists a copy of an unsigned proffer agreement. According to Topacio, US investigators are trying to get Deguito, who has…

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