NAJIB & ROSMAH’S GREATEST NIGHTMARE – ONCE ARRESTED, JHO LOW TO SING LIKE A BIRD: SINGAPORE CATCHES JHO POSING AS ERIC TAN, THE MAN WHO ‘DONATED’ RM2.6BIL TO NAJIB
READ this folks, it is from the latest Court hearing in Singapore over this 1MDB case :
Also around March 2013, a sum of U$9,191,040 from the account of Midhurst Trading Limited with Falcon was transferred to Helly Nahmad Gallery, Inc.
According to earlier reports, Helly Nahmad, the owner of the New York-based gallery, was in 2014 sentenced to a year and a day in jail for gambling.
In addition, around March 2013, there were four other sums of money from Granton Property Holding Limited’s account with Falcon that were transferred to the following four entities: US$378 million to Dragon Market Limited; US$20 million to Silver Coast Construction & Boring LLC.; US$30 million to Densmore Investment Limited; and US$12 million to River Dee International SA. Sturzenegger is also charged with instigating his colleague, Cindy Widjaja, head of compliance at Falcon bank’s Singapore branch, to lie to Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) official Cheong C L.
On July 13, 2015, Sturzenegger told Widjaja to tell Cheong that four Falcon accounts that were being investigated have the same beneficial owner: “Mr Tan”.
Prosecutors allege that Sturzenegger knew that this was not true.
The client in fact, was 1MDB mastermind Low Taek Jho, who was giving instructions to Falcon using the email account belonging to email@example.com (“MrTan”).
Sturzenegger was also found to have lied to another MAS official, Karen Lim. Lim had asked for supporting documentation for four accounts under Tan’s name.
The documents were instead provided by Jho Low, which Sturzenegger duly forwarded when asked by Lim.
Sturzenegger’s other charges are mainly related to his lies and denial when questioned by the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) on various occasions between September and October last year.
Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:39:00 PM
My comments : This is the Singapore side of the story. The radioactive name in all this story telling is Low Taek Jho aka JoLo. The central bad guy character in the whole drama.
Imagine if Jho Low is caught and put on the stand in Court. He will most likely sing.
Imagine the names that can be implicated if this man appears in Court – anywhere in the world. Not just in Singapore but even in say the US (where he is a citizen) or Switzerland.
There is a theory that Singapore may not charge JoLo in Court. This is to prevent Singapore from the unwanted honour of having to mention certain names in their Courts. Singapore will only go after the bankers involved in this money laundering scandal to save the good name of Singapore as an international banking center and not as an international money laundering center.
Both the Swiss AG and the United States DOJ have said that they are cooperating closely with “foreign governments’ especially Singapore. It maybe possible that the Swiss or the US may take upon themselves the task of charging JoLo in Court. This will save Singapore a lot of potentially embarrassing moments. This is one version.
The other version, from press sources in Singapore, says otherwise. They say that Singapore will charge JoLo and soon. We will have to wait and see.