A combination image showing US rapper Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel and Malaysian businessman Jho Low. Photos: AP and SCMP

US charges Malaysian tycoon Jho Low and ex-Fugees rapper Prakazrel ‘Pras’ Michel with making illegal donations in 2012 election

  • Indictment says Low directed transfer of US$21.6 million from foreign entities and accounts to Michel to be funnelled into campaign
  • Candidate not revealed in document, but Michel was an avid Barack Obama supporter who donated to committee supporting former president
Topic |   Malaysia 1MDB scandal

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Jho Low. Photo: SCMP Pictures

1MDB scandal: fugitive financier Jho Low allegedly bought diamonds for his mother using stolen funds. Now the US government is seizing them

  • Low commissioned jeweller Lorraine Schwartz to make the pieces for his mother in 2012 – Schwartz has also designed jewellery for Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian
  • Authorities in at least six countries are investigating suspected money laundering and corruption linked to 1MDB
Topic |   Malaysia 1MDB scandal

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