Malaysian authorities have detained Reese Aziz , producer of the films “The Wolf of Wall Street” , “Dumb and Dumber 2” , “Horns” . The anti-corruption commission charged him with five cases of illegal money laundering and involvement in the looting of the investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
It is assumed that the film company Aziza Red Granite Pictures illegally appropriated from the fund about 4.5 billion dollars. The case also includes Aziz’s stepfather, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, and Razak’s wife, Rosma Mansor. Earlier this year, Leonardo DiCaprio was questioned in a money laundering case .
Each of the five charges threatens the producer with five years in prison and a fine of $ 1.2 million (Malaysian ringing 5 million).
Aziz denies his guilt. A few hours after the arrest Aziz was released on bail of 240 thousand dollars and ordered to hand over a passport. July 5, he must be brought to trial, where he will be formally charged.