Xavier Justo-- Swiss 'Whistleblower' or Wrongdoer?

In my continuing investigation of the Malaysian 1MBD scandal, new details has actually arised that showcases a complicated web of intrigue, subterfuge as well as corruption including the expected 'Whistleblower' Xavier Andre Justo as well as a Swiss district attorney. Mr. Justo, a former high-level employee of PetroSaudi International SA, was jailed in Thailand for taking a data source from his previous employer that damaged the detraction. A Swiss district attorney who himself is currently under examination for political corruption with a 'Problem of Passion' linked to the instance and also a litany of various other diverse actors a lot more befitting of a Hollywood thriller than real life circumstances.

In my last post I reported on the 1MBD detraction's impact in Canada. In 2012, Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petronas acquired Canada's Development Energy for a reported $5.5 billion. At the time it was one of Malaysia's largest international financial investments. Offered the reality that the 1MBD rumor broke after Petronas's aggressive entry to Canada's oil as well as gas sector, I started investigating and reporting on the effects that corrupt international investors from developing nations, such as Malaysia, may have in Canadian personal market industries. I chose to concentrate initially on the major individual credited with 'damaging' the tale of the IMBD detraction - Xavier Andre Justo.

Getting to the bottom of this facility event has actually been testing. Basically, the center administration of the firms involved in the 1MBD rumor, are for the most part, terrified to talk with journalists. Additionally, the leading tier executives of these business will likewise not go on the record. Recently, I ultimately found a disgruntled previous exec of PetroSaudi International in addition to two previous close friends of Mr. Justo's that were all kind sufficient to offer me some sorely required background on the 'life as well as times' of Xavier Justo.

The previous Exec of PetroSaudi International spoke to me on problem of anonymity as well as additionally supplied me with papers, duplicates of text messages and also other material to sustain his claims that Xavier Justo, much from being a 'kind deed doer', is in reality he is a con-artist who takes pleasure in the good life as well as has a narcotics abuse condition that consists of "hefty drinking and also a great deal of cocaine." I am currently verifying the product provided to us concerning Mr. Justo as well as will be publishing even more passages soon. He additionally bitterly chewed out PetroSaudi International for permitting Mr. Justo to climb in the firm rates in spite of his well-known partying way of living. These accusations were likewise validated by the 2 former friends of Mr. Justo, that were both jilted by him in personal financings that were never ever paid back.

In February of this year, PetroSaudi International's CEO Tarek Essam Ahmad Obaid, business Director Patrick Andrew Marc Mahony, as well as Malaysian questionable 'businessman' Low Taek Jho were all arraigned in Malaysia by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) Hanspeter Brunner of BSI ban over the 1MBD rumor. At the time, MACC proudly revealed this in a press release which all 3 charged had actually been put on Interpol's 'Red Watch List'. After an extensive week of exploring the cases and counterclaims in between Mr. Justo and also PetroSaudi International, my research study team and also I have actually wrapped up that Mr. Justo is an extreme go-getter with a prior criminal background that used his essential position at PetroSaudi International and also his close relationship with Chief Executive Officer Tarek Obaid, to his very own advantage which the 'mainstream media was deceived by his effort to make himself resemble an innocent 'whistleblower'.

Along with this, after checking Interpol's online 'Red Alert https://www.washingtonpost.com/newssearch/?query=Xavier Justo 'database it has actually been validated that neither Mr. Obaid nor Mr. Mahony have been put on Interpol's 'Red Watch Listing" which they are not 'desired fugitives' as recommended by numerous media electrical outlets.

My investigation of Mr. Justo and also from our resources noted above, verified that he has no official university education and that during the mid-2000's, he had ownership passions in some questionable clubs in Geneva. In 2006 Mr. Justo was apprehended by Swiss Federal Authorities for opening up and taking care of an account of a widely known Spanish contraband criminal gang. The account was frozen for criminal beginning of funds as well as money laundering by the Geneva Financial Criminal Offense Authorities.


Mr. Justo was held for over 18 hours as well as was just released after he, according to previous buddies, offered statement versus the participants of the criminal gang he was benefiting. Remarkably, he was launched without charges.

PetroSaudi International's CEO Tarek Obaid, is a twin citizen of Switzerland as well as Saudi Arabia and also finished from Georgetown College's respected Institution of Foreign Service. Before the 1MBD scandal Mr. Obaid had actually never ever been charged with a crime in any type of country. According to the former PetroSaudi International Executive and also former pals of Mr. Justo that I spoke with, Mr. Obaid satisfied Mr. Justo on a basketball court when he was a 15-year-old that simply immigrated to Switzerland. They struck up a deep relationship as Justo himself is a descendant of immigrant moms and dads. Justo acted as a mentor to Mr. Obaid, his peer in business as well as life in Switzerland during both of their young people. Years later on, Mr. Obaid offered Mr. Justo reduced degree tasks to help him sustain himself and also his family due to Mr. Justo's regrettable economic circumstances. In these tasks Mr. Justo was employed in different placements as a doorman, a car valet as well as taking care of small petty cash purchases for Mr. Obaid's office as well as member of the family.

The mainstream media pictures of Mr. Justo being an 'International Lender' is incorrect; while he did work in a number of financial institutions as a low-level staff, he was never ever a 'banker' neither has he held any kind of senior position in any type of Swiss or various other EU financial institution. He additionally doesn't have the correct education or training for that sort of work. From papers that we are still evaluating, it is clear he fell short to open a checking account in several countries to obtain the repayment for the taken information, which provide his insurance claim to be an 'International lender' in a ridicules light.


Xavier Andre Justo personal life was, as we were informed, very unpredictable. Mr. Justo was wed to Daphné Smits for some years. According to friends of Mr. Justo, while he worked as a clerk at Banque Scandinave en Suisse (BSS) in Geneva, he had sex-related encounters with his Employer's partner. A couple of months later Mr. Justo allegedly had another affair with the partner of his best friend and was caught in the act. Because of this, his better half Daphné divorced him and took all his money. Then Justo started an enchanting connection with Laura (his present other half) that he fulfilled when she was an assistant at the business where he was working at the time.

In the meantime, Mr. Justo got heavily clinically depressed as well as hesitated of retaliation by the contraband criminal gang. Mr. Justo, and also his after that partner, Laura escaped to Thailand as well as according to a former close friend, "took all the money from his Mom's checking account to pay for the trip"

After remaining in Thailand for a number of months, Mr. Justo called Mr. Obaid as well as told him he was struggling with a lack of income as well as was "desperate" to sustain his family members.

In mid-2010, Mr. Obaid chose to offer Mr. Justo another opportunity and used him a brand-new work with PetroSaudi International in London on the problem that Mr. Justo commit to quit his regular cocaine routine and alcohol abuse. Mr. Justo readily concurred. With a significant income bundle of 400,000 British Pounds annually that included a totally paid luxurious apartment or condo in Mayfair, Mr. Justo's life deviated right and his career was back on the right track.

Mr. Obaid, who highly trusted Mr. Justo his youth close friend, was concentrated on expanding his international procedures as well as needed somebody in London he could depend sign business papers on his part, conduct routine office financial and other mundane administrative features when Mr. Obaid was not around.

More examinations of Mr. Justo's and also Mr. Obaid's relationship disclose the extraordinary trust that the former put into the latter.

From the many documents we are currently confirming, one of them is a genuine duplicate of Mr. Justo's employment contract with PetroSaudi International (below).

One of the previous friends of Mr. Justo's that I interviewed mentioned that he could not believe that Xavier had been provided such a high level income and rely on that company (PetroSaudi International) ... I bear in mind one time we were hanging out at Zumas in Knights Bridge and he paid for our dish and all the bevi's on a firm charge card ... the costs was horrendous ...".

The former PetroSaudi International Executive we talked to validated that within the firm Mr. Justo was understood to regular expensive London haunts in Knightsbridge and also Covent Yard 2 of London's many exclusive locations. (Zuma is a costly Japanese dining establishment). The former Exec additionally added that he suggested Mr. Obaid numerous times regarding Mr. Justo's social behavior and also ballooning expense accounts however that he (Mr. Obaid) "would not hear of it ... Tarek trusted this person because he was a youngster however never really knew him ... Mr.

Obaid was premature, as well as had negative judgment when it concerned youth friends, it caused a great deal of tension in the workplace ... it was so damn stupid ... I could not take it anymore.".

Mr. Justo received a 3-year prison sentence in Thailand in 2015 after being convicted of extortion, blackmailing and burglary of PetroSaudi International's database. A criminal activity he readily admitted to.

According to court testimony and also evidence given by various witnesses, Mr. Justo's job performance seriously worn-out in late 2010 with a number of lacks and also alcoholic binges that included inappropriate behavior in the workplace. Then in the beginning of April 2011 he missed a flight from London to New York city where he resulted from fulfill a major customer along with the investors of PetroSaudi International.

Witnesses later confirmed that Mr. Justo was high on cocaine as well as very intoxicated the evening before the trip. When he failed to show up to the meeting in New York, he was swiftly disregarded from his setting.


It was later verified through a forensic investigation that Mr. Justo swiped PetroSaudi International's data source and made the last download of the 90Gb information 24h after he was discharged over the phone. This is the day that the 1MBD rumor started.

Xavier Andre Justo's criminal activities as well as indulgent drug habit stimulated the globe's biggest financial detraction, brought down the Malaysian government, initiated criminal proceedings in Switzerland, Singapore, the EU and also the USA as well as set you back the Malaysian individuals billions of dollars.

It is time the full truth comes to light on this tale.

With this believed in mind, I will be uploading even more posts over the coming days and also weeks about the 1MBD rumor as well as publishing 'never-seen-before' papers that will certainly offer my visitors a clear understanding on exactly how a reduced degree staff member, that had a habitual drug and alcohol abuse problem, was able to fire up one of the most significant monetary detractions in modern-day background.