Former political fundraiser Elliott Broidy is accused of taking part in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Photo: AP Former political fundraiser Elliott Broidy is accused of taking part in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Photo: AP
Former political fundraiser Elliott Broidy is accused of taking part in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Photo: AP

Ex-Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy charged with illicit lobbying on China and 1MDB scandal

  • He is accused of asking US president to invite Malaysia’s Najib Razak to golf game in bid to end corruption investigation
  • Broidy also spoke to Chinese official about Beijing’s wish to have businessman Guo Wengui deported from US

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Former political fundraiser Elliott Broidy is accused of taking part in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Photo: AP Former political fundraiser Elliott Broidy is accused of taking part in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Photo: AP
Former political fundraiser Elliott Broidy is accused of taking part in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Photo: AP

Corrected [7:49pm, 12 Oct, 2020]

  • [7:49pm, 12 Oct, 2020]

    This story has been updated to reflect amendments made by Agence France-Presse.

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