The Department Of Justice’s latest statement of claim in the matter of the 1MDB theft includes this section:
346. As discussed in Part VI.CC below, a portion of the $620 million that MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 “returned” to the Tanore Account was passed through various additional accounts controlled by TAN and LOW and was ultimately used to purchase a 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace for the wife of MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1. The necklace was commissioned in July 2013, after the jeweler met with LOW, HUSSEINY, and the wife of MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 in Monaco. The purchase price of $27,300,000 was paid on or about September 10, 2013, using funds traceable to the $620 million payment from MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 to Tanore.
The DOJ seeks to seize the 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace that was purchased for Rosmah Mansor with money stolen from 1MDB.Rosmah has been given the opportunity to surrender the goods, and in the process admit to the obvious theft.
Of course, she could fight it.
On the other hand, given her son Riza Aziz’s reported negotiations with the DOJ to reach a settlement,the question arises as to whether the details of the jewellery purchases were provided at least in part by Riza himself, with Rosmah’s blessings. It does seem as if Rosmah and son have decided that it is in their best interests to serve-up Najib to the relevant authorities.