Binay law firm asks SC to stop probe of bank accounts | ABS-CBN News

The law firm that has been dragged into the controversy involving allegations of corruption against Vice-President Jejomar Binay and his family has gone up to the Supreme Court (SC) in an effort to stop government’s reported examination of its bank accounts over suspected money laundering activities, and secure an order declaring all records and information obtained from this examination as “inadmissible” in any proceeding.

In a 44-page petition for certiorari and prohibition filed last March 11, the Subido Pagente Certeza Mendoza and Binay Law Offices (SPCMB Law), the law firm representing the vice-president and one of his close allies and alleged dummy, businessman Antonio Tiu, urged the high court to stop the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) from proceeding with its examination and scrutiny of SPCMB Law’s bank accounts. SPCMB Law asked the high court to declare unconstitutional the Anti-Money Laundering Act, in so far as it allows the examination of bank accounts “in any way related to a money laundering offense” without giving notice to the respondent(s).

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