Topic: 1MDB

Hawaiian businesswoman withdraws appeal in 1MDB case

On the day that she was due to submit a brief supporting her arguments to the Ninth Circuit, Nickie Mali Lum Davis moved to dismiss her appeal against a district court’s decision to deny her attempt to withdraw her guilty plea.

31 May 2023

PetroSaudi founder spars with former US legal team

Tarek Obaid denied having a breakdown in communication with BakerHostetler but admitted he had limited his contact with the firm to “stop his meter from running”.

17 May 2023

1MDB discontinues JPMorgan suit

The sovereign wealth fund asked a Kuala Lumpur court for permission to refile its claim in the future, according to an SEC filing.

04 May 2023

FCPA Docket: Ex-Goldman Sachs banker asks court to delay surrender

A 1MDB defendant asked to push back his surrender date to spend time with his family, an oil trader moved to dismiss accusations that he bribed officials in Mexico in a case revolving around the Ecuadorian state oil company, and the former treasurer of Venezuela will appeal against her 15-year prison sentence.

01 May 2023

Rapper Pras Michel found guilty of all counts in 1MDB-linked foreign influence scheme

Lawyers for Michel said they planned on appealing the conviction. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.

26 April 2023

Switzerland charges PetroSaudi managers over 1MDB scandal

Swiss prosecutors have charged two executives at Saudi oil services company PetroSaudi over their alleged roles in schemes to embezzle at least $1.8 billion from Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB.

26 April 2023

Prosecutors say rapper Pras Michel was “lynchpin” of secret foreign lobbying scheme

As the former Fugees member’s trial nears its end, prosecutors and defence lawyers laid out their final arguments in the case.

20 April 2023

Rapper Pras Michel says Jho Low paid him $20M for Obama photo-op

The former Fugees rapper, whose trial started in March, also told jurors that former DOJ employee George Higginbotham “betrayed” him by failing to warn him about FARA laws.

19 April 2023

Malaysia reportedly reevaluating $3.9 billion Goldman Sachs resolution

18 April 2023

Defence: Pras Michel didn’t intentionally skirt FARA laws

David Kenner, who is representing the former Fugees rapper, also told the jury it’s “not a crime” to make money. Michel is accused of raking in millions of dollars to help organise a secret foreign influence campaign on behalf of alleged 1MDB architect Jho Low.

17 April 2023

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