In Hawaii, a federal grand jury has indicted a Honolulu-based leader of the Philippine-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Felina Salinas, with bulk cash smuggling aboard a private jet.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that Felina Salinas is accused of failing to report that she was carrying $335,000 in U.S. currency and $9,000 in Australian currency last February.
Authorities said Salinas declared that she was only carrying $40,000 in US currency and 20 dollars 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.