US govt returned RM233.7m of 1MDB funds given to Red Granite, says AG

KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The US government has returned and will be returning substantial monies to Malaysia, representing the first instalment of funds recovered from asset seizures related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) under the US Department of Justice's (DoJ) Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, says Attorney General Tommy Thomas.

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ production company pays US$60mil 1MDB settlement

PETALING JAYA (September 25): Production company Red Granite Pictures has paid off the balance of its US$60 million (RM234 million) settlement with the US government Red Granite had been accused of using more than $100 million embezzled from 1MDB, The American magazine Variety reported that in an agreement reached with federal prosecutors in March, Red Granite had promised to make the forfeiture payment in three instalments.

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