Following the recent case of Jho Low the Malaysian financier who used the 1MDB funds inappropriately to purchase gifts in forms of jewelry for Miranda Kerr, the Australian supermodel has handed over the $8.1 million (RM34.8 million) worth of jewelry from her Los Angeles deposit box to US government agents.
Low, who dated Kerr for about a year in 2014, after her divorce from actor Orlando Bloom and before her marriage to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, showered Kerr with expensive jewelry illegally purchased.
Ms. Kerr’s attorney Mark Fabiani said in a statement to USA Today on Tuesday,
“From the start of the inquiry, Miranda Kerr cooperated fully and pledged to turn over the gifts of jewelry to the government. Ms. Kerr will continue to assist with the inquiry in any way she can.”
The Justice Department is seeking $1.7 billion (RM7.3 billion) worth of assets allegedly paid for with money meant for Malaysian development. This includes Low’s $250 million (RM1.07 billion) yacht and $13.2 million (RM56.6 million) in artwork that was given to actor Leonardo DiCaprio, which the actor has forfeited last week.
As reported by Los Angeles Times, neither Kerr nor DiCaprio are being investigated for wrongdoing, as both received the forfeited items as gifts.