During the trial of Prakazrel ‘Pras’ Michel of the Fugees hip-hop group, it was revealed that Malaysian financier Jho Low had planned to donate to Obama’s 2012 campaign, according to Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio told a Washington jury on Monday (Apr 3) that Malaysian financier Jho Low revealed his plans to donate up to US$30 million to help US President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in what prosecutors allege was part of an illegal foreign influence operation.
“It was a casual conversation about what party he was in support of,” DiCaprio said, telling jurors that Low said he planned on giving “a significant donation” to the Democratic Party that was “somewhere to the tune of US$20-30 million”.
“I basically said, ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money,'” DiCaprio added.
The Titanic star took the witness stand in the trial of Prakazrel “Pras” Michel of the Fugees hip-hop group, who faces criminal charges for his alleged role in a foreign influence campaign aimed at the administrations of Obama and Donald Trump. Michel has denied the allegations.
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DiCaprio is one of several prominent figures linked to Low, a fugitive who is facing separate federal criminal charges for allegedly embezzling US$4.5 billion from Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.
New light has been shed on Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship with a fugitive Malaysian businessman who’s wanted by international authorities in connection with a multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.
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