Jordan Belfort: Global Inspiration

Najib Razak knows what we're talking about.
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It does look like a lot of fun, you must admit.

The “Wolf of Wall Street” wasn’t just a great story screaming for Martin Scorcese and Leo DiCaprio to bring it to life. Allegedly, it was a real-life textbook for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s alleged $700 million fraud.

A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into 1MDB is looking at assets owned by Mr. Najib and his family, including luxury real estate in New York and Los Angeles, according to people familiar with the matter. These people said the agency is also is looking at the funding of a film-production company, Red Granite Pictures, which was set up by Mr. Najib’s stepson and produced The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

1MDB and the Money Network of Malaysian Politics [WSJ]
FBI Eyes ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Ties to Malaysian Fund at Center of Corruption Probe [WSJ MoneyBeat blog]

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