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02 February 2024
More than five years have elapsed since the former Goldman Sachs banker pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and money laundering charges over his role in the massive 1MDB corruption scheme.
29 January 2024
24 January 2024
The money will be used to pay down “significant debt” that Malaysia has racked up from the embezzlement scheme, a DOJ official said.
14 December 2023
A federal judge in Washington, DC handed George Higginbotham three months of probation after prosecutors asked for a sentence reduction. The former DOJ employee has been a key witness in the US’s probe into two secret foreign influence campaigns financed by China and the alleged architect of the 1MDB corruption scandal.
07 November 2023
Prosecutors said George Higginbotham should serve a reduced sentence in light of his “expansive” cooperation with the government’s investigation into two secret campaigns to lobby the Obama and Trump administrations.
30 October 2023
An evidentiary hearing has been set for December to help the court determine whether Pras Michel, who was convicted for his role in the 1MDB scandal, should be granted a retrial.
25 October 2023
Pras Michel’s new lawyers accuse the rapper's former counsel of using an untested artificial intelligence program in which they allegedly held an undisclosed financial stake to write the closing arguments in his trial, which ended with a conviction on all counts.
18 October 2023
The former Goldman Sachs banker who is set to serve 10 years for his role in the globe-spanning looting of a Malaysian development fund will stand trial in his home country before serving his sentence in the US.
06 October 2023
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