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Blankfein Meeting Was to Get Najib Kids Goldman Jobs, 1MDB Jury Told

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WATCH: The trial of the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker tied to the 1MDB scandal is now on pause. Patricia Hurtado reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak was looking for a lot from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in exchange for his business.

After a 2009 meeting with then-CEO Lloyd Blankfein, the former head of state wanted to get his children jobs at the bank in return for working with the firm on $6.5 billion in bond deals, former Southeast Asia chairman Tim Leissner testified Tuesday.