LAS VEGAS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Marissa Tadeo Lapid, wife of a Philippine senator, pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to a cash-smuggling scheme, U.S. officials announced.
Lapid, 55, was fined $40,000 in U.S. District Court Monday and will forfeit another $199,700. She also was sentenced to five months of home confinement and 36 months of probation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
Her husband is Philippines Sen. Manuel "Lito" Lapid.
She was arrested in 2012 after coming under suspicion in 2010, when she failed to declare $40,000 in hidden cash after a flight from the Philippines to Las Vegas. A subsequent investigation revealed she had conspired with others to make 23 cash deposits, all under $10,000, in Las Vegas bank accounts, the Las Vegas Sun reported Tuesday.