Monday, June 14, 2021

Pras Indicted in Malaysian Bond Scandal

Back in 2018 Fugess member Pras Michel and Kimora Lee Simmons husband Tim Leissner were linked to a huge Malaysian bond scandal [click here if you missed that].

Pras has just been indicted...

A federal grand jury has indicted Malaysian businessman Jho Low and former Fugees member Prakazrel "Pras" Michel for an unregistered, back-channel lobbying campaign.
According to the Department of Justice, the two attempted to influence the Trump administration to drop an investigation into Jho Low and others with ties to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) company.
Under the direction of Low and the vice minister of public security for China, the two are alleged to have conspired with Elliot Broidy, Nickie Lum Davis and others to lobby to have 1MDB’s embezzlement investigation and forfeiture proceeding dropped and to have a Chinese dissident sent back to China.
They also face charges for conspiracy to commit money laundering related to foreign influence campaigns.