A federal grand jury has indicted Felina Salinas — a Honolulu-based leader of the Philippine-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ — for bulk cash smuggling aboard a private jet.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that Salinas is accused of failing to report that she was carrying $335,000 in U.S. currency and $9000 in Australian currency last February.
Authorities said Salinas declared that she was only carrying $40,000 in US currency and $20 worth of Philippine pesos in her carry-on bag.
The report said the money belonged to the church’s founder Apollo Quiboloy, who is based in Davao, Philippines.
Salinas’ lawyer, Michael Green, said that his client was not given a Miranda warning before she was questioned — and he plans to ask the court to throw out her statement.