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    Former Malaysian PM’s lawyer charged with money laundering

    AFPभाद्र २९, २०७५

    14 Sept, KUALA LUMPUR – A leading lawyer for former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in a court here on Thursday with money laundering as part of the investigation into state investment company 1MDB.
    Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was charged under the anti-money laundering law by receiving money from illegal activities amounting to 9.5 million ringgit (2.29 million U.S. dollars), which were paid by Najib in two transactions in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
    He was also charged with filing income tax incorrectly related to the two payments.
    The charges were brought by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, which has been investigating the 1MDB case.
    Muhammad Shafee, 66, pleaded not guilty. He told reporters that the payments were for his legal services to the then ruling Barisan Nasional coalition and its leading party, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) over the years.
    He also insisted that he had no knowledge of that the money could be possibly from illegal activities like the misappropriation of 1MDB funds.

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