Miranda Kerr Surrenders $8.1M In Jewels Potentially Tied To Money Laundering

By on July 9, 2017 in ArticlesCelebrity News

Supermodel Miranda Kerr surrendered millions of dollars in jewelry to the United States government. Late last month, the 34-year-old handed over a total of $8.1 million worth of jewels to the U.S. Justice Department because they may have been purchased with illegal money.

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The jewels were gifted to her by a Malaysian financier who is being accused of buying them with stolen overseas cash, which was allegedly illegally taken from a Malaysian sovereign-wealth fund.

International lawsuits have been filed and some of the money was supposedly used to buy presents for various other celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio. As a result of the same probe, DiCaprio was also forced to fork over some of his prized possessions a few weeks ago. The goods included an Oscar won by American actor and film director Marlon Brando that had been gifted to him.

Neither celebrity was named as a defendant in the lawsuits.

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