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Thursday
Aug302018

Malaysia arrests former spies for possible 1MDB-linked graft

Malaysia's former spy chief Hasanah Abdul Hamid after her arrest WednesdayEight former agents from Malaysia’s foreign intelligence agency were arrested this week for allegedly stealing $12 million in government funds.

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Wednesday
Aug082018

Najib charged with money laundering

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with three counts of money laundering tied to the looting of billions of dollars from a government sovereign wealth fund.

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Wednesday
May302018

In Malaysia, the inventory of Najib's ‘spoils’ keeps growing

Malaysian police with boxes siezed from Najib's condo (image via YouTube)Police in Kuala Lumpur are releasing more details about what they've seized from houses and condos belonging to Najib Razak, the former prime minister voted out of office this month amid a growing corruption investigation.

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Thursday
Jun152017

1MDB: DOJ forfeiture complaints now target $1.7 billion

The Justice Department filed civil forfeiture complaints Thursday against $540 million in assets allegedly bought with money looted from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

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Wednesday
May312017

Singapore fines Credit Suisse, UOB for 1MDB-related offenses

Singapore's central bank Tuesday fined Credit Suisse and United Overseas Bank for breaching anti-money laundering rules in connection with Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Monday
Dec052016

Singapore to ban ex-Goldman Sachs banker who handled 1MDB bond business

Singapore authorities are banning the former director of Goldman Sachs in Singapore for ten years for his role in the 1MDB scandal.

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Friday
Nov042016

Ex-BSI bankers allegedly set up $2.3 billion deal with 1MDB

Prosecutors in the Singapore trial of a former BSI banker said this week the defendant and other former employees of the Swiss bank helped launder up to $2.3 billion looted from the Malaysia sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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Tuesday
Oct112016

Singapore closes Falcon Bank, arrests local manager for 1MDB-linked offenses

Singapore's bank regulator Tuesday shut down a second bank for "serious failures in anti-money laundering controls and improper conduct" linked to Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

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Monday
Oct102016

Singapore charges two ex BSI bankers in 1MDB case

Authorities in Singapore Monday charged two ex-BSI SA bankers for their role in helping divert money from a Malaysia sovereign wealth fund.

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Friday
Jul222016

Shah and Grant: How to steal billions

From 2009 to at least 2013, private individuals were allegedly able to siphon off more than $3.5 billion from the wealth fund of Malaysia and go on a high-end luxury shopping spree in several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland for property, museum-quality art and a private jet. 

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Thursday
Jul212016

Singapore seizes $177 million linked to 1MDB, cites AML lapses at UBS, Stanchart, DBS and Falcon

Singapore said Thursday it has seized property and bank accounts linked to money allegedly diverted from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

What did the alleged 1MDB looters buy with $1 billion? Here's the list

The DOJ alleged in a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday that officials at Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and the step son of the Malaysia prime minister diverted more than $3.5 billion from the fund.

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