Renato Corona’s Bank Accounts Closed 1st Day of Impeachment Trial

All five peso accounts that Chief Justice Renato Corona maintained at PS Bank were closed on December 12, the same day he was impeached by Congress.

Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara said those accounts were worth looking into.

Angara asked if it just a coincidence that Corona just took out his money on December 12?

Another Corona’s account, a peso time deposit with an opening date of June 29, 2011 and an opening balance of P17 million was also closed and terminated on December 12, 2011.

The spokesmen for Corona’s defense explained that the Chief Justice had to do so to avoid the impression that the said money was his.

Corona’s lawyer said the money belonged to Basa-Guidote, a corporation owned by the family of Corona’s wife, Cristina.