Scandal-plagued Malaysian prime minister sets up camp at Trump’s D.C. hotel
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago
thinkprogress.org 2 weeks ago
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is the subject of a Justice Department corruption probe which alleges he misappropriated billions of dollars from a government fund he controlled. In June, the Justice Department moved to seize $540 million in assets, including “[a] Picasso painting given to the actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the rights to two Hollywood comedies and a $27.3 million diamond necklace belonging” to Najib’s wife. In all, the Justice Department alleges $4.5 billion was misappropriated, including $731 million directly into Najib’s own bank accounts. Despite the ongoing investigation into Najib, Trump invited the him to the White House for a ...