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Heng Pov’s Wife Denies US Counterfeit Money

Ngin Sotheavy, wife of former Cambodian police commissioner Heng Pov, denies allegations of possession and circulation of counterfeit US currency, exclusively to VOA Khmer Monday.

The Cambodia Daily confirmed Sunday that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned Ngin Sotheavy on suspected money laundering, because they claimed to had found over $300,000 followed a raid by police last year. They suspected that $30,000 of the total amount is fake money.

Ngin Sotheavy has denied these charges, and believed that the summon is an indication of blackmail by officials forcing her family to drop a legal action suit against Malaysian government officials over the sudden deportation of her husband from the country.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak asserts that these are two separate cases, and has denied any links to her claims of blackmail attempt.