U.S. says Goldman liaison holds key to Malaysian fund clues

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She was the general counsel for Malaysia’s 1MDB investment fund. She was also 1MDB’s liaison to Goldman Sachs, the global bank that helped it raise $6bn.

Bloomberg News reports that after one of the big sales led by Goldman Sachs, $5m of the cash raised for 1MDB travelled through shell companies and ended up in her Swiss bank account, the U.S. said in complaints filed last week.

The U.S. government refers to the official only as “1MDB Officer 3.” According to people familiar with the matter, she is Jasmine Loo Ai Swan -- a Malaysian who studied law in the U.K. and worked for a Malaysian developer and an oil firm before joining 1MDB.

The U.S. doesn’t accuse Loo or anyone else of crimes in its complaints, which instead seek to seize assets the government says were “unlawfully misappropriated” from the fund. Loo hasn’t responded to requests for comment placed over several months in Malaysia and at an apartment she owns in New York’s Flatiron district.

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Fund Lawyer Who Worked With Goldman Holds 1MDB Clues, U.S. Says

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