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Ex-Goldman Banker Says He Warned Bosses About Jho Low, 1MDB

  • Seeking case’s dismissal, Ng blames Leissner for pushing Low
  • U.S. claims Ng aided massive embezzlement from Malaysia fund
Roger Ng outside court in Brooklyn, New York, in 2019.
Roger Ng outside court in Brooklyn, New York, in 2019.Photographer: Wes Bruer/Bloomberg
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Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng asked for the foreign bribery case against him to be dismissed, saying he “warned” the bank not to do business with Malaysian financier Jho Low.

Ng, who says he told Goldman that Low was “not to be trusted,” is facing trial next year on charges of bribery and money-laundering conspiracy. He is accused of helping Malaysia’s former prime minister and others embezzle at least $2.7 billion from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund, known as 1MDB. Low is accused of masterminding the scheme.