MALAYSIA Tanah Tumpah Darahku


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ex-Astro CEO yet to return assets worth US$10mil linked to 1MDB


Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner told a US trial he bought former Astro CEO Rohana Rozhan a US$10 million house in London in 2013 after she threatened to expose his involvement in 1MDB. (File pic)

PETALING JAYA: Former Astro CEO Rohana Rozhan has yet to return the US$10 million worth of assets linked to 1MDB to Malaysian authorities, says a report.

Quoting sources, Utusan Malaysia said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was still working on recovering the assets and was also drawing up an investigation paper involving Rohana.

“MACC is in the process of recovering the assets,” the source said, according to the daily.

In April, it was reported that Rohana, who was said to have been involved in a 10-year relationship with former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, had agreed to return US$10 million to Malaysian authorities.

Ads by 

The US$10 million is equivalent to the cost of a London house given to her by Leissner.

Leissner, a prosecution witness, had told the US trial of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng that he bought Rohana a US$10 million house in London in 2013 after she threatened to expose his involvement in 1MDB.

His testimony prompted MACC to take a statement from Rohana in February, after she expressed readiness to assist the authorities in the investigation.

Leissner, Ng’s boss at Goldman, had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to launder money and to violate an anti-bribery law in 2018. He agreed to cooperate with the government.

Ng was convicted by a US jury in April of conspiring to violate an anti-corruption law to help loot hundreds of millions of dollars from 1MDB. He is expected to be sentenced in September. - FMT

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.