DOJ hits pause on 1MDB suits, FBI says criminal probe ongoing

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has applied to stay its civil forfeiture suits on assets allegedly purchased using misappropriated 1MDB funds to facilitate ongoing criminal investigations by the US government.

These involve 13 of the 14 civil forfeiture suits the DOJ filed in July last year.

According to US court filings sighted by Malaysiakini, the DOJ said the proceedings would likely have an "adverse effect on the government’s ability to conduct the related criminal investigation."

This includes investigations in foreign jurisdictions...

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