Shabu tiangge owner’s wife gets 42 years

The wife of the late “shabu tiangge” owner in Pasig City was meted with 42 to 78 years imprisonment after a regional trial court found her guilty of six counts of money laundering.

In a 26-page decision, Presiding Judge Annielyn Medes-Cabelis of Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 167 found Sheryl Boratong, also known as Shieryl Molera, guilty of six counts of violation of Republic Act 9160, or the Anti-Money Laundering Law of 2001.

Boratong was also ordered to pay a fine of P18 million, or P3 million for each count.

The court dismissed similar charges of money laundering against her husband Amin Imam Boratong following his death to Covid-19.

Sheryl’s husband gained notoriety in 2006 for having operated a shabu tiangge that was located just a few blocks away from Pasig City Hall.

Also found guilty of the same charges is Godofredo Aquino Medenilla, a bank manager, for allegedly helping the Boratongs facilitate the opening of accounts and bank transfers of their funds.

Medenilla was meted with eight to 12 years imprisonment for two counts of money laundering. He was also ordered to pay a fine of P3 million, or P1.5 million for each charge.

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