Najib’s stepson gives statement to MACC

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz gave his statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

Riza, 48, movie producer and co-founder of Los Angeles-based film production company Red Granite Pictures, has been linked to the 1MDB scandal where there have been allegations of him siphoning the fund’s monies to finance films.

Riza denied the claim.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here to give his statement over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

Riza arrived at the anti-graft agency office at 1.30pm, accompanied by his lawyer, Datuk K Kumaraendran.

Riza, 48, movie producer and co-founder of Los Angeles-based film production company Red Granite Pictures, has been linked to the 1MDB scandal where there have been allegations of him siphoning the fund’s monies to finance films.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) had claimed that Riza’s company, which produced the Oscar-nominated ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, received money misappropriated from 1MDB.

Riza denied the claim.

However, Red Granite in March this year agreed to pay US$60 million (RM234 million) to the US government to resolve allegations that it profited from corrupt money involving 1MDB, according to a report.

Since May, MACC had been calling several individuals to help its probe in relation to 1MDB, including Najib.

On May 22 and 24, the former prime minister was summoned to the MACC headquarters to have his statement recorded over the issue.

On June 5, his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was also summoned to MACC to give her statement over the same matter.

Last week, the 1MDB taskforce team froze over 900 accounts including Central Umno and Umno Selangor, to facilitate investigation over allegation that the accounts received funds from 1MDB.

Source: NST Online

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