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Quiboloy rep in Hawaii indicted for cash smuggling

/ 02:59 AM August 10, 2018

Felina Salinas. FACEBOOK

HONOLULU— The Hawaii representative of a Philippine-based church (Kingdom of Jesus Christ founded by Apollo Quiboloy)is accused of trying to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars aboard a private jet.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reportsan indictment by a federal grand jury charged Felina S. Salinas Thursday with bulk cash smuggling for failing to report that she was carrying $335,000 in U.S. currency and $9,000 in Australian dollars in February.

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She is also charged for helping the church’s founder avoid arrest and prosecution.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators say Salinas declared that she was carrying only $40,000 in U.S. currency and $20 dollars’ worth of Philippine pesos in her carry-on bag.

Her lawyer, Michael Green, argues that officers did not Mirandize her before asking.

He says he will ask the court to throw out Salinas’ statement.

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