US charges Jho Low, rapper with back-channel lobbying to drop 1MDB probe, extradite Chinese dissident from US

KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Penang-born fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) (pictured) and rapper Prakazrel "Pras" Michel were on Thursday charged in the US District of Columbia with orchestrating an unregistered, back-channel campaign in 2017 linked to former US president Donald Trump to have investigations related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) be dropped, and to send a Chinese dissident back to China.