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Goldman’s Woes Mount as Malaysia Slaps First Criminal Charge

  • Malaysia seeks $2.7 billion and $600 million in criminal fines
  • Former employees Tim Leissner, Roger Ng also charged
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Bloomberg’s Stephanie Phang reports on Malaysia’s move against Goldman Sachs.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Malaysia is demanding Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bear the brunt of the 1MDB scandal, opening up another legal front for the Wall Street firm over its role raising money for the investment fund.

The country filed the first criminal charges against the U.S. bank in the global corruption probe on Monday, after publicly urging Goldman to come to the negotiating table or face litigation. The firm already is in the thick of investigations by U.S. prosecutors and regulators over Goldman’s conduct in the controversy.