Connecting the dots on the DOJ mystery thriller
COMMENT | Honestly, I see no logic in arguments raised yesterday by Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) case. Why should he challenge the DOJ to press charges if they have proof of wrongdoing in the 1MDB affair?
The DOJ will not be bothered by such a challenged (they may think it is coming from a minion), as they deal with facts, and not politics.
In fact, it took so long before the DOJ named Malaysian Official 1's wife. So, when they have concrete evidence and the MO1 leaves office, they would surely go after MO1 and his wife to recover all that is paid for using money believed to be from 1MDB.
The moment I read about the pink diamond necklace worth US$27.3 million, which was bought using the money allegedly siphoned from 1MDB, I could not help but link it with one person who has a penchant for diamond rings and Birkin bags.
When MO1 was cited in the DOJ's first court filing, there were links that made it very obvious who MO1 is. One has to refer to the document published by the DOJ on its website to make the connections:
On item 28, it was stated: "Malaysian Official 11 is a high-ranking official in the Malaysian government who also held a position of authority with 1MDB. During all times relevant to the complaint, Malaysian Official 11 was a "public official" as that term is used in 18 U.S.C. § 1956(c)(7)(B)(iv) and a "public servant" as that term is used in Section 21 of the Malaysian Penal Code."...
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