Topic: 1MDB

Hawaii woman gets two-year sentence for secretly lobbying Trump in 1MDB scheme

A Hawaiian businesswoman was sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to forfeit $3 million for participating in a far-reaching, international scheme to embezzle money from a Malaysian development fund – otherwise known as the 1MDB scandal.

19 January 2023

Hawaiian businesswoman denies PRC ties

Nickie Lum Davis asked a Hawaii federal judge to sentence her to probation for her alleged participation in a 1MDB-related lobbying scheme so she could take care of her daughter.

11 January 2023

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

Judge denies Hawaiian political fundraiser’s request to withdraw guilty plea

Nickie Lum Davis’ previous lawyer says she wanted to pursue a presidential pardon for her involvement in the 1MDB scandal.

12 December 2022

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker sues former boss for fraud

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng sued his former boss, Timothy Leissner, accusing him of stealing money intended for investment opportunities in order to secure his bail and fund a lavish lifestyle.

14 November 2022

Hawaiian political fundraiser moves to withdraw guilty plea

A defendant in a 1MDB-related DOJ case alleged that her lawyer didn’t tell her he was the subject of a pair of DOJ investigations and had potential conflicts of interest.

25 October 2022

Casino mogul seeks dismissal of FARA suit

In a motion to dismiss the DOJ’s civil suit alleging violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, casino mogul Steve Wynn said he wasn’t acting as a foreign agent for China.

19 July 2022

The DOJ “caught a minnow” with ex-Goldman Sachs banker’s trial

Lawyers and experts consider the legacy of the Roger Ng trial and the wider 1MDB investigation for the US and Malaysia.

01 July 2022

Former DOJ trial attorney appointed deputy general counsel at OnlyFans

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Nikhila Raj has joined the subscription-based content platform after five years at the DOJ.

20 May 2022

Goldman Sachs, bank executives reach settlement with shareholders

The bank will receive almost $80 million from insurers on behalf of current and former Goldman Sachs executives to enhance its compliance programmes.

16 May 2022

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