The Valentine's Day Caper

A meek woman tries this thing called private banking in Germany. On ValentineƆs Day, she attempted an incredible cross-border funds transfer.

Thanks to an exhaustive investigation by FinanceAsia, we can exclusively reveal the actual documents that illustrate this extraordinary series of events the efforts by the Marcos clan to transfer money to Germany the role of the middlemen the double crossing by a freelance bounty hunter and also the two very different parts played by two global banks.

Romantic weekend

On Friday, 9 February 2001, a Filipino couple took a romantic trip to Frankfurt on board Lufthansa Airlines Flight LH 751 from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. This was less than one month after the people of the Philippines had kicked out corrupt President Joseph Estrada and installed Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the...

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