Friday, December 07, 2018

Pras Linked to Malaysian Bond Scandal

Last month Kimora Lee Simmons' husband Tim Leissner pleaded guilty to corruption charges in relation to the Malaysian bond scandal involving fugitive financier Jho Low [click here if you missed that].

Now Pras from the Fugees is being investigated...

From the Wall Street Journal
The Justice Department is investigating more than $1 million of political donations by rap star Pras Michel during the 2012 presidential campaign, after evidence emerged that he received $20 million in gifts around the same time from a Malaysian financier linked to a global fraud scandal, people familiar with the investigation said.
The investigators want to know whether an agreement existed between Mr. Michel, a former member of the Fugees hip-hop group, and Jho Low, the financier, to back efforts to re-elect former President Barack Obama, the people said. Donating money to a candidate on behalf of another person or company is a violation of federal campaign-finance laws that may be punishable by jail time and/or fines.
The investigation is ongoing, and there is no allegation of wrongdoing against either man regarding the political contributions.

Read the full report here