The Options For Jho Low
Jho Low will go to jail. Most likely in more than one country. That means substantial jail time.
The options for Jho Low depend on how much jail time he can tolerate. Secondly will his father and brother also be hauled off to jail.
Finally, how much stash will he have left over despite being sent to jail.
Like in the movies, the crooks dont mind spending time in jail because they have stashed their loot somewhere.
We do not know exactly how many billions they have stolen. And as I said long ago, this theft took place in 2009 - six years ago. The money they stole must have earned interest and dividend income over the years. The money must have grown.
There is no way the FBI, the Swiss, Singapore, Luxembourg etc can seize ALL those billions. And folks, there MUST be diamonds.
Hot money looks for high value items that are small and which can be easily moved around. Expensive art works and diamonds serve the purpose well. (Have you seen the movie Inside Man starring Clive Owen). Gold is for refugees. A metric tonne of pure gold should be about RM160 - 170 million or US40++ million (approx). Can you imagine transporting a tonne of gold? And these folks have stolen billions of US Dollars.
So Jho Low must have a stash he keeps somewhere. Believe me, legends will arise - and people will search for Jho Low's Billions or Jho Lows Diamonds.
So the best option for Jho Low would be to just cooperate with whoever can cut a deal with him. This is what his family should be advising their son.
MOF1 and Big Hair are history. Bird poop on the windscreen. People will forget about them. Once they are down even Pemuda UMNO will be spitting on them. They are political animals. So Jho Low's family (dad and brother are also involved) will not worry too much about MOF1 and Big Hair.
What kind of deals can Jho Low cut?
Well they have mentioned MOF1. Surely they must nail him.
As Dr Mahathir has asked, they have named Jho Low, Riza, Eric Tan etc. So why stop from naming MOF1? It looks unfair.
So the FBI, the US AG will face questions like these. Hence they will be under pressure to name MOF1 and prosecute him. This is where Jho Low will be of the greatest help.
If Jho Low sings and cooperates with the FBI then it is an open and shut case. He can tell them that he was just the macai, the errand boy. Which is actually true. He can negotiate a lighter jail sentence. Once he is out of jail, some of those billions may still be waiting for him. Even if it is just one tenth left over, 10% of a billion is one hundred million. The best option for Jho Low is to cut a deal with the FBI, the Swiss, Singapore etc. Let MOF1 go to jail.
But there will be a price. Jho Low and his family will be walking on egg shells from now onwards. And they must be avoiding empty oil drums at all costs. These objects can be hazardous to their health.
But not for too long. Once the politicians are out of office, they have no power. They have nothing.
Some other people are also out of town.
p.s. Here is a footnote. MOF1 put US681 million in his account at one bank. He used US61 million. He did not "return" the balance US620 million. He just sent it out to his other accounts (held by others) and the funds were used to buy the art works, penthouses etc. All those boys (Jho Low, Eric, Jasmine etc) were just macais. The money was always under their control.