Mrs MO1's pink diamond, gold jewellery not on DOJ hit list

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The US$27.3 million 22-carat pink diamond gifted to the wife of the unnamed “Malaysian Official 1 (MO1)” was one of many details in a US expose on 1MDB that has caught the public's attention.

However, despite claiming the pink diamond and another 27 different 18K gold necklaces and bracelets worth US$1.3 million were procured with money allegedly stolen from 1MDB, all these items were not on the US Department of Justice (DOJ) list of current forfeitures.

A check with the 251-page DOJ civil forfeiture suit filed last Thursday revealed neither Mrs MO1's pink diamond nor the gold jewellery are among the 16 new assets the department wants to seize...

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