The DoJ seizure and Clare Rewcastle Brown

“Back on the 19th of November 2016, I made known “a nexus of associations linking key individuals, establishments, institutions and agencies complicit with (the) global elites to effect regime changes in Malaysia and Indonesia.” If you paid attention then, you’d have noticed that I spoke of Clare’s husband, Andrew Brown, and how he shared a close rapport with Soros through the ex-deputy chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) within the DoJ’s criminal division”

THE THIRD FORCE

The opposition media was recently abuzz with news that a yacht belonging to Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) was seized off the coast of Benoa Bay in Bali, Indonesia. According to reports, the seizure was made possible due to collaborative efforts between the United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and its counterpart in Indonesia. We were told that the effort was pursuant to an initiative by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to recover assets purchased using funds allegedly stolen from 1MDB.

But did the yacht actually belong to Jho Low?

Who cares?

It’s really none of our business who owns the yacht or what it was doing in Indonesian waters. Besides, not once did the DoJ establish for a fact that the luxury cruise liner did indeed belong to the Penang born billionaire at the time of seizure. The opposition funded media deliberately ignored this fact as did the media channels sponsored by George Soros. The tone of reporting was skewed to impress upon Malaysians that Low conspired with 1MDB officials to siphon billions from the wealth fund.

Wait. World media channels sponsored by Soros?

Yes.

Every time you read a report or review having to do with 1MDB via The Guardian, New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal and what have you, you can rest assured that these articles are sponsored either by the billionaire-anarchist himself or by a former Malaysian premier, Dr Mahathir Mohamad. This is something I spoke of at length almost two years ago and will recap in an upcoming article.

Were funds ever stolen from 1MDB?

No.

As I previously contended (see PART 1 below), money, if indeed stolen, was stolen from a bogus British Virgin Islands (BVI) entity and not 1MDB. The Government of Malaysia (GoM) fell victim to a multimillion dollar fraud scheme involving two board members of the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), an Abu Dhabi investment fund 1MDB was obligated to remit some payments to.

One of the board members, Khadem Al Qubaisi, happened also to sit on the boards of two other entities that were of a name – one based in Abu Dhabi, and the other, in the BVI (Aabar BVI). When 1MDB undertook to fulfil its obligations to IPIC, it did so by channeling payments to the BVI Aabar pursuant to instructions by Qubaisi himself. But it wasn’t long before the Malaysian wealth fund discovered that it had been cheated into paying a bogus company.

The con was discovered the minute IPIC began accusing 1MDB of defaulting its obligations. Its chairman, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, contended that the Abu Dhabi fund “had never assumed liabilities on the BVI entity’s behalf “after insisting that the latter wasn’t within its corporate structure. But the following year saw a very different Mansour more or less conceding that 1MDB was the victim of a very elaborate fraud scheme.

In an about turn, the IPIC chair backtracked from an earlier decision not to concern himself with the bogus Aabar by acknowledging that money from 1MDB did indeed flow into the BVI entity’s accounts. The acknowledgement meant that Mansour “no longer denied the BVI entity’s role in the scheme of things” or the fact that his own people attempted to defraud the GoM.

Then what business did the DoJ have seizing the yacht?

Again, the seizure of the yacht is of no concern to the GoM. But Mahathir wants you to think differently. In a bid to topple Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, the former premier effected the transfer of USD5.01 million to the Clinton Foundation to trigger a series of seizures pursuant to a controversial legal process in the US. Under the circumstances, you should be asking me what the legal process is all about and what it has to do Clare Rewcastle Brown.

What? Clare Rewcastle Brown?

Yes.

But let’s start with the process itself. Known as Civil Forfeitures, this controversial loophole in American jurisprudence allows the DoJ to file forfeiture proceedings against any company or individual suspected – not convicted – of crime or illegal activity hinged solely on complaints that imply wrongdoing on American soil. Pursuant to these terms, the DoJ can undertake to file forfeiture proceedings against a company or individual the minute it is suggested that the US financial system was abused by that company or individual to launder funds.

And that’s precisely what happened in the case of 1MDB. Late in 2015, Dato’ Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang undertook to file a bogus complaint with the FBI leading to the filing of Civil Forfeitures proceedings by the DoJ. The complaints led to the seizure of multiple assets despite there being lack of evidence that those assets were purchased using money stolen from 1MDB.

That having been said, the DoJ could never have seized the yacht in Indonesian waters had it not been for the Stolen Assets Recovery (StAR) initiative that Theodore S. Greenberg helped design and implement in 2003.

Who is Greenberg?

Well, that’s Clare’s guy right there!

And it’s not as if I’m exposing this for the first time ever. Back on the 19th of November 2016, I made known “a nexus of associations linking key individuals, establishments, institutions and agencies complicit with (the) global elites to effect regime changes in Malaysia and Indonesia.” If you paid attention then, you’d have noticed that I spoke of Clare’s husband, Andrew Brown, and how he shared a rapport with Soros through the ex-deputy chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) within the DoJ’s criminal division.

Now who do you think that fellow is if not Greenberg himself?

Yes Greenberg, the guy who served with the DoJ for 30 years before taking up an assignment with the World Bank. Not only is he a close associate of former US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch, this is the guy who proposed, designed and implemented the StAR initiative before the World Bank entered a partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to track down and recover stolen assets. It is through this partnership that the DoJ and the FBI were able to alias – and thereafter, conduct joint operations – with Indonesian authorities leading to the yacht’s seizure.

To be continued…

PAST ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES

PART 1: Once and for all, was money ever stolen from 1MDB?

PART 2: Rafidah, focus on your AP scandal, not Jho Low

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