The producer of the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” was detained in Malaysia. He is suspected of money laundering

Investigators in the United States believe that Reese Aziz has invested funds from the Malay State Foundation in filmmaking.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Authority detained film producer Reese Aziz, stepchild of former Prime Minister Najib Razak. He is accused of money laundering, reportsThe Hollywood Reporter.

After the detention Aziz was released on bail. Tomorrow he will stand trial.

Last year, Aziz was questioned in a case involving alleged theft and money laundering in a 1MDB state investment fund, from which more than $ 3.5 billion was lost . US investigators say Aziza Red Granite Pictures Inc. using money from 1MDB financed Hollywood movies. Among them – “The Wolf of Wall Street” directed by Martin Scorsese.

Red Granite paid $ 60 million to the US government to settle claims caused by the 1MDB situation. Of which $ 57 million returned to Malaysia, transfers “Interfax”.

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