29 November 2018
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he has known for quite some time the involvement of Goldman Sachs in transactions that resulted in losses for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The Prime Minister said the move by the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) in filing criminal charges against former Goldman Sachs executive Time Leissner and former bank official Ng Chong Hwa or Roger Ng as well as fugitive financier Low Taek Jho merely confirmed it.
“We have known about it all along,” Dr Mahathir said at a press conference today.
“Now he (Leissner) has pleaded guilty, although (previously) he denied this,” Mahathir said on Leissner’s guilty plea to two money laundering charges involving discrepancies linked to 1MDB.
“Action will be taken by the United States (Department of Justice), because the offence took place there.
“For offences that involve us (happened in Malaysia) we will take action and if the US requests extradition, we will do so.”
The Edge reported today that Leissner had pleaded guilty to two charges of money laundering and conspiring to corrupt foreign officials.
It was also reported that he had agreed to forfeit US$43 million as part of his guilty plea. His sentencing has been fixed for Jan 17, 2019.
On the Equinaminity yacht previously owned by fugitive financier Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, Dr Mahathir said he had no knowledge on the outcome of its sale.
“I have not received information about that. I want to purchase it, but I don’t have enough money.” – FREE MALAYSIA TODAY
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Anak Rosmah dipanggil SPRM lagi
Riza Aziz, anak isteri bekas perdana menteri Rosmah Mansor, panggil lagi memberi keterangan dalam siasatan terhadap dakwaan menyeleweng dana 1MDB untuk menerbitkan filem Hollywood.
Sinar Harian melaporkan Riza, 41, berada di bangunan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah (SPRM) di Putrajaya seawal jam 9.30 pagi.
Ini kali keempat Riza, sebagai ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) Red Granite Pictures, dipanggil SPRM.
Red Granite ialah penerbit filem The Wolf Of Wall Street yang dibintangi bintang Amerika Leonardo DiCaprio.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Riza Aziz’s US production house Red Granite Pictures has paid the remainder of the US$60 million (RM248 million) settlement to end its role in the US Justice Department’s kleptocracy action linked to 1MDB.
The Variety PMC website reported this today.
It said the production company behind The Wolf of Wall Street and Daddy’s Home reached a deal with federal prosecutors in March.
The deal was made in March and the firm was meant to pay the sum in three instalments, which is has done.
The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Red Granite.
“Red Granite paid its obligation to the government in full. The company is pleased to put this matter behind it,” the firm said.
Riza, a son from Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s previous marriage before she wed Datuk Seri Najib Razak, is a co-founder of Red Granite.
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PUTRAJAYA: Riza Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, is at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here to have his statement recorded.
The 48-year-old film producer arrived at 1.30pm Tuesday (July 3) to help in the 1MDB probe.
Clad in a dark suit and yellow shirt, he was accompanied by his lawyer Datuk M. Kumaraendran.
MACC sources said he is expected, among others, to explain allegations that funds from 1MDB had been used to finance the making of several Hollywood movies.
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