Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1 million in jewelry amid Malaysian corruption case

  • Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1 million in jewelry amid Malaysian corruption case

Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1 million in jewelry amid Malaysian corruption case

But the ex-wife of Orlando Bloom has had to hand over £6.3m worth of jewellery to the USA justice department because it's reportedly stolen from a Malaysian development fund.

Miranda surrendered $8.1 million in jewels to the U.S. Justice Department Friday from her safe-deposit box in L.A. The jewels were given to her by a Malaysian financier. allegedly with ill-gotten money.

The case surrounds Malaysian businessman Jho Low, who reportedly dated Kerr for about a year, before she started dating her now-husband, Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel.

"Ms. Kerr will continue to cooperate in any possible way", stated Miranda's agent.

The U.S. Justice Department is now helping the country by seizing items purchased with the stolen money and returning them, according to filings by the DoJ in a civil lawsuit, and is looking to retrieve a total of $1.7 billion in assets bought with the misappropriated funds.

Her move followed that of DiCaprio, who on June 16 turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando to United States investigators probing alleged money laundering in connection with 1MDB.

Miranda's representatives claim the model has returned the gifts, including an eight-karat diamond pendant worth $3.8 million designed by Lorraine Schwartz. 1MDB was set up by current Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

DiCaprio has already turned over a Picasso painting worth $3.2 million that he received as a birthday gift from Low as well as a Jean-Michel Basquiat collage valued at $9 million, both of which were listed in the June court filing.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio with Jho Low (right) of the movie attend the photocall before the "The Wolf of Wall Street" World movie Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Opera on December 9, 2013 in Paris, France.

The films were produced by Red Granite, a firm founded by Najib's stepson, Riza Aziz.

According to Mashable, the Justice Department is still seeking more than $1.7 billion in assets, including a luxury mega-yacht, which is allegedly owned by Low.

Mr Low, who has not been accused of a crime, has pledged to fight the lawsuits.