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Entries in 1MDB (29)

Wednesday
May012019

End anonymous shell companies to protect national security

After several delays, the first trial of Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, began on April 3rd. He is accused of plundering the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he set up to drive the development efforts in Malaysia. This represents a stunning reversal in fortune for Najib Razak who after ruling for nearly a decade was handily defeated in the elections last year amid allegations of massive corruption.

 

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Tuesday
Apr302019

How Goldman Sachs helped ‘a modern Gatsby’ steal $5 billion

Both the Financial Times and Fortune named Billion Dollar Whale the Best Book of 2018. It's the story of how Goldman Sachs helped Jho Low steal more than $5 billion from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.

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Tuesday
Feb052019

Goldman Sachs targets executive pay over 1MBD scandal

In a filing with the SEC, Goldman Sachs said 2018 equity-based pay awards would be subject to clawbacks depending on the results of the 1MDB investigations. 

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Friday
Jan112019

Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testifies before 1MDB grand jury

Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio appeared covertly before a Washington, D.C. grand jury to testify as part of the DOJ's investigation into the looting of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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Wednesday
Dec192018

Singapore declares lifetime ban for ex-Goldman Sachs Asia chief Tim Leissner

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today banned former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner for life after his plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department admitting his role in the 1MBD scandal. 

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Tuesday
Nov132018

What happened at Tim Leissner's plea hearing?

Last week the transcript from Tim Leissner's August 28 plea hearing was unsealed and posted online, courtesy of the Financial Times.

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Monday
Nov052018

Goldman Sachs: Our sick business culture, weak controls allowed 1MDB abuses

The day after the DOJ announced FCPA and money-laundering conspiracy charges against Jho Low and two former Goldman Sachs bankers, Goldman itself published an update about the 1MDB case and ongoing investigations.

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Friday
Nov022018

1MDB is a nutty story. Here's why

The former chairman of Goldman Sachs in Southeast Asia, Tim Leissner, pleaded guilty yesterday to FCPA and money laundering conspiracies in connection with a plot to loot the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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Wednesday
Oct032018

Najib’s wife arrested for laundering 1MDB money

Rosmah MansorThe Malaysian anti-corruption agency arrested ex-PM Najib Razak's wife Wednesday for laundering money looted from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.

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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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Thursday
Aug092018

Jho Low party boat sails into Malaysia

The $250 million super yacht once belonging to 1MDB fugitive Low Taek Jho docked in Malaysia Tuesday.

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Tuesday
Jul172018

Where in the world is 1MDB fugitive Jho Low?

Low Taek Jho is being hunted by governments around the globe for his role in the $4.5 billion looting of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.

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