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Philippine senator’s wife fined in US

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The wife of a Philippines senator has been fined $40,000 (1.2m baht) and ordered to forfeit another $199,700 (6m baht) in the United States after pleading guilty to cash smuggling. 

Marissa Tadeo Lapid, wife of Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid, was also sentenced to five months of home confinement and 36 months probation.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have confirmed that the 55-year-old was sentenced on Feb 4.

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