PETALING JAYA: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, says he is looking forward to resolving claims related to jewellery worth US$1.7mil (RM7.02mil) that was purportedly given to his mother Evelyn Goh Gaik Ewe.
A spokesman for Low said he was pleased to learn that the US Justice Department and all the relevant parties were working to “amicably resolve the matter”.
“We look forward to the continuing resolution of these issues,” read the statement issued through his attorneys.
Yesterday, a news portal reported that the Justice Department had reached an agreement with the custodian of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd-linked jewellery – comprising a pair of diamond earrings and a matching diamond ring – to return the items to the United States.
“This transfer of the defendant’s assets shall not be construed as an admission of wrongdoing or liability on the part of the current custodian or any other party.
“Once the government is in possession, custody, or control of the defendant’s assets pursuant to Supplemental Rule G of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, the government will move forward towards default of the defendant’s assets,” the filing reportedly read.
Goh is reportedly residing in Thailand, with the Justice Department aiming to seek the cooperation of Thai authorities to serve a warrant for the jewellery.