Jumaat, 11 Ogos 2017






Stolen 1MDB Funds Are Focus of U.S. Criminal Investigation

The U.S. is moving forward with a criminal investigation into money stolen from a Malaysian state investment fund that allegedly was used to acquire about $1.7 billion in real estate, art, jewelry and other assets.

Court filings by the Justice Department Thursday show the U.S. is escalating its probe in a worldwide effort to track how much of the money that was raised by 1Malaysia Development Bhd. was used to pay for luxury real estate in New York, London and Beverly Hills, film productions, private jets, yachts and more.

Justice Department officials asked a judge in Los Angeles to put on hold civil forfeiture lawsuits against assets acquired by Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, and others involved with 1MDB because pursuing these cases may hamper the criminal investigation.

An FBI agent warned in a court filing that information disclosed in the civil cases may reveal “potential targets and subjects of the investigation and the investigative techniques that have been and will be used in the investigation.”

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"Such disclosures could result in the destruction of evidence, flight of potential subjects and targets, or the identification and intimidation of potential witnesses," according to the agent’s declaration.

Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, had no immediate comment on the Justice Department’s filings.

In its civil cases, the U.S. has alleged that from 2009 through 2015, more than $4.5 billion belonging to 1MDB was diverted by high-level officials of the fund and their associates.

The Low assets the U.S. is trying to seize include a stake in New York’s Park Lane Hotel, a $107 million interest in EMI Music Publishing, a $35 million Bombardier Jet and a $30 million penthouse at Time Warner Center in New York.

In a second round of 1MDB-related forfeiture lawsuits filed in June, the Justice Department alleged that a $1.29 million heart-shaped diamond and a $3.8 million diamond pendant Low gave in 2014 to his then-girlfriend, actress Miranda Kerr, were bought with stolen money.

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Low allegedly also gave a $3.2 million Picasso painting to actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the lead in "The Wolf of Wall Street," a movie the U.S. says was financed by Riza Aziz, a stepson of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, using misappropriated 1MDB funds.

Najib, who until last year was the chairman of 1MDB’s advisory board, has denied any wrongdoing and was cleared by Malaysia’s attorney general.

The Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance and 1MDB didn’t immediately reply to emails seeking comment on the latest U.S. filings. 1MDB is wholly-owned by the finance ministry.

Malaysia’s prime minister and attorney general responded angrily to the U.S. forfeiture actions in June and suggested they were politically motivated.

Low also issued a statement in June, saying the U.S. government was continuing “inappropriate efforts to seize assets despite not having proven that any improprieties have occurred.”

“We look forward to the court being presented with the actual facts which demonstrate that the DOJ’s case is completely without foundation,” he said through a representative.

The case is U.S. v. "The Wolf of Wall Street," 16-cv-05362, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).






6 ulasan:

Tanpa Nama berkata...

Criminal investigation melibatkan taik jo lo, najib tak boleh tidur. Melibatkan riza aziz, rosmah tak boleh tidur. Baru permulaan

Blue hippo berkata...

Mohon bro tt terjemahkan kepada bahasa melayu sebab bekas pelajar mesir...jordan...pakistan dll tak berapa faham cakap orang putih ni...kalau cakap german boleh le!!!!

Tanpa Nama berkata...

Wakakakaaka...najib dah makin popular, Rosmah tumpang glamer

Che' Din berkata...

Jangan hina babi
Dia tak rembat duit 1MDB

Tanpa Nama berkata...

Amerika ni bukan satay babi lagi dah ni! Ini sudah lebei!! Satay babi sedap. Eh, aku bukan kata babi tu yang sedap, aku maksudkan satay tu sedap. Jadi amerika ni bukan babi satay, tapi babi yang dah teruk sangat. Contohnya amerika ni babi tonyok moyang pada babi hutan sepupu pada babi padang pasir iaitu anak butir tahi pada babi gondol bulat2 pendek2.

Tanpa Nama berkata...


lagi femes kar?

naik femes lagi!!!!