SUGGESTED ANSWERS TO THE 2009 BAR EXAMINATIONQUESTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW[e]For a person who transacts an instrument representing the proceeds of a covered unlawful activity to be liable under the Anti-Money Laundering Act (R.A. 9160, as amended), it must be shown that he has knowledge of the identities of the culprits involved in the commission of the predicate crimes. mmmmm: False. There is nothing in the law which requires that the accused must know the identities of the culprits involved in the commission of the predicate crimes. To establish liability under RA 9160, it is sufficient that proceeds of an unlawful activity are transacted, making them appear to have originated from legitimate sources. XII [a]In a conviction for homicide, the trial court appreciated two (2) mitigating circumstances and one (1) aggravating circumstance. Homicide under Article 249 of the Revised Penal Code is punishable by reclusion temporal,an imprisonment term of twelve (12) years and one (1) day to twenty (20) years. Applying the Indeterminate Sentence Law. determine the appropriate penalty to be imposed. Explain. (3%) SUGGESTED ANSWER: Under the Indeterminate Sentence Law, the minimum of the sentence shall be anywhere within the range of 6 years and 1 day to 12 years imprisonment while the maximum of the sentence shall be anywhere within the range of Reclusion Temporal minimum i.e., not lower than 12 yrs. and 1 day to not more than 14 yrs. and 8 months.