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Under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, a depositor’s bank account may be frozen ___________. (1%)
(A) by the bank when the account is the subject of a suspicious or covered transaction report
(B) by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) when the account belongs to a person already convicted of money laundering
(C) by the Regional Trial Court, upon ex parte motion by the AMLC, in a criminal prosecution for money laundering pending before it
(D) by the Court of Appeals motu proprio in an appeal from a judgment of conviction of a criminal charge for money laundering
(E) In none of the above.