Sunday, June 18, 2017

Rosmah Mansor acquired diamonds paid for with 1MDB money in the US,placing herself within the jurisdiction of US laws against theft

by Ganesh Sahathevan


Accompanied by GIA report no. 2115637296 stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Pink, Natural Color, VS2 clarity.   Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa

The pink diamond above (GIA report no. 2115637296) was offered for sale at auction by Sotheby's in 2011.Its size.colour, description and GIA report number match that which is described below in the US DOJ's latest 1MDB complaint:

852. On or about September 28, 2013, Schwartz met again with LOW and the wife of MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 in a hotel suite in the Mandarin Time Warner in New York in order to show them the layout of the necklace that Schwartz had designed. Travel records confirm that the wife of MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 was in New York City at this time. Travel records show that on September 27, 2013, LOW flew from Las Vegas to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on his jet. Other passengers on that flight included AZIZ, TAN and McFarland.

854. Schwartz Inc. issued two invoices in connection with the purchase of the 22-CARAT PINK DIAMOND NECKLACE. The first invoice, dated July 3, 2013, was for $23,000,000 for the 22-carat diamond itself. The diamond is described in the invoice as “22.17carat Natural Fancy Intense Pink VS2 clarity (GIA#2115637296) Cut-Cornered Square Modified Brilliant Cut diamond.” The second invoice, dated July 31, 2013, was for $4,300,000 for the accompanying necklace, which was described as “ONE GRADUATE FANCY INTENSE PINK AND OVAL WHITE DIAMOND NECKLACE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE PENDANT TO RING.” 

856. The invoices were ultimately paid using funds traceable to diverted 2013 bond proceeds, and more specifically, to the funds that Tanore sent to MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 under the guise of investing in SRC International.  

In summary, Rosmah Mansor acquired diamonds paid for with 1MDB money in the US,placing herself within the  jurisdiction of US laws against theft, a crime.
Of course, she could well say that she had no idea the funds used were from 1MDB, and that she was always under the impression that the jewellery was a gift from her husband, PM Najib Razak, aka MO1, out of that money donated by some Saudi royal.


Why has Najib not summoned the US Ambassador to protest the insinuations of criminal wrongdoing by the PM and his wife ?

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