Last year Kimora Lee Simmons husband, former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, was linked to a massive bond scandal responsible for sinking the Malaysian economy [click here if you missed that].
Now the U.S. prosecutors office want to speak to Mr. Leissner regrading a huge fund transfer made to his account in the wake of the scandal...
From Bloomberg Business
U.S. prosecutors are examining an alleged transfer of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a former employee of a Malaysian investment fund to Tim Leissner, who was then a senior banker at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Southeast Asia operations, according to people briefed on the matter.
One of the people said the transfer was an investment in a start-up company that Leissner was backing with the ex-1MDB employee. An internal investigation by Goldman Sachs didn’t spot such a transfer, according to another person briefed on the matter. That suggests any transfer or communications about one occurred outside Goldman’s networks.
Leissner, the 18-year Goldman Sachs veteran who helped oversee three bond sales for 1MDB in 2012 and 2013, was subpoeanaed by the Justice Department earlier this year in connection with the 1MDB matter, people familiar with the situation have said. He resigned from Goldman after he was placed on leave in January over “inaccurate and unauthorized statements” in a letter of reference, according to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records.
Leissner received a six-figure deposit into his account from Jasmine Loo about a year after she had left 1MDB, according to one of the people familiar with the situation. The transfer was made well after the Goldman-backed bond deals had been completed, the person said.Mr. Leissner has not been accused of any wrongdoing.