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1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

Charges filed against US firm as part of corruption and money-laundering inquiry

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal.

Goldman subsidiaries and ex-bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa are accused of misappropriating $2.7bn (£2.14bn), bribing officials and giving false statements when helping to arrange bonds for state fund 1MDB.

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