US Department of Justice CV 17-4438

A civil action in rem to forfeit assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (“1MDB”), a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia.



Directly implicated parties

Najib Razak
Mohd Najib bin Abd Razak is a Malaysian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018
Rosmah Mansor
Wife of Najib Razak
Low Taek Jho
Low Taek Jho, often called Jho Low, is a Malaysian businessman and international fugitive sought by the authorities in Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States in connection with the 1MDB scandal. He is accused of being the mastermind of the alleged 1MDB fraud.
Tan Kim Loong
Tan Kim Loong, a/k/a Eric Tan
1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)
Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil
Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil former businessman and banker, former Chief Executive and Director of SRC International. Currently a fugitive.

Indirectly implicated parties

Implicated parties through circumstantance

Disclosing Parties



US Department of Justice,  (15 Jun, 2017).  US Department of Justice CV 17-4438.  Retrieved 26 May, 2020,  from




339. Shortly after proceeds of the 2013 bond sale were diverted to the Tanore Account, $681,000,000 was sent from the Tanore Account to a bank account belonging 6 to MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 (Najib Razak)

340. On or about March 21, 2013, Tanore transferred $620,000,000 into an account at AmBank in Malaysia, whose beneficiary was listed as “AMPRIVATE  BANKING-MR.” The wire transfer was processed through correspondent bank accounts at JP Morgan Chase and Well Fargo in the United States. On or about March 25, 2013, an additional $61,000,000 was wired from the Tanore Account to the same account at AmBank, for a total of $681,000,000

341. This account belonged to MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1 and is the same account that in 2011 received $20 million from the Saudi Account that was traceable to the Good Star Account, as set forth in Section II.G. It is also the same account that in 2012 received at least $30 million from the Blackstone Account that was traceable to the Aabar-BVI Swiss Account and the 2012 bond proceeds, as set forth in Section III.E.3