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Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt, of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and other officials, speak, Thursday,  Oct. 22, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington. A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a corruption scandal.  The company, Goldman Sachs Malaysia, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn. (Yuri Gripas/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

Oct. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a corruption scandal. In addition, several current and former top...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2008, file photo, Elliott Broidy poses for a photo at an event in New York. Broidy, a fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, has been charged in an illicit lobbying campaign aimed at getting the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Prominent GOP fundraiser charged in covert lobbying effort

Oct. 8, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elliott Broidy, a prominent fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, has been charged in an illicit lobbying campaign aimed at getting the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund. Broidy...

A shopper wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus looks at produce and a grocery in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says he will self-quarantine after a Cabinet minister he was in contact with tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysia PM quarantines as minister tests positive for virus

Oct. 5, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday he will self-quarantine after a Cabinet minister he was in contact with tested positive for the coronavirus, as new cases in the country hit a record high. Muhyiddin had chaired an Oct. 3 meeting attended by Religious...

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Mahathir said Friday that Malaysia's governing coalition isn't likely to call for early general elections due to political infighting and foresee his new ethnic Malay party to play the role of kingmaker in the next polls. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

AP Interview: Mahathir sees new role as powerbroker

Sep. 4, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — At 95, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad isn't yet done with politics. The veteran politician, who had returned to power in 2018 but lasted only 22 months, is not giving up the fight against what he said was a return of corrupt practices and a rollback of...

Guilty plea in Hawaii woman's lobbying of Trump officials

Aug. 31, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An American consultant pleaded guilty Monday in an illicit lobbying effort to get the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return of a Chinese dissident living in the U.S. Federal...