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Duterte wealth documents from AMLC similar to what Trillanes has —Ombudsman

The documents turned over by the Anti-Money Laundering Council to the Ombudsman showing the bank transaction records of the Duterte family are similar to those gathered by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the Ombudsman said, according to a report on News To Go on Thursday.

The Office of the Ombudsman started its probe into the alleged multi-billion peso wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family after Trillanes' complaint was found to have sufficient basis.

The investigation is led by Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang.

According to Carandang, the records turned over by AMLC show deposits and withdrawals in bank accounts of Duterte's children as well as his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has recused herself from the investigation since Attorney Manases Carpio, Duterte's son-in-law, is her nephew.

Malacañang on Wednesday said it respects the process of the Ombudsman as an independent body and trusts that it will be impartial.

It added that Duterte is not hiding anything.

Duterte earlier denied Trillanes' accusation that he has hidden wealth. —KG/RSJ, GMA News