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Sunday, January 3, 2016

FBI siasat kemungkinan kaitan filem The Wolf of Wall Street dengan 1MDB

POPULAR American authoritative body, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has their eyes on The Wolf of WallStreet as reported on The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street was a 2013 film which told the real-life story of Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker who indulged in corruption and fraud on Wall Street. The film went on to receive critical acclaim and even scored five nominations at the 86th Academy Awards.

Ridden with expletives and containing lavish details (animals used on set included a chimpanzee and a lion), the film cost over US$100,000,000 (RM430, 295,00) to produce.

Finances came from Red Granite Pictures, a production company co-founded by Prime Minister Najib Razak‘s stepson Riza Aziz. The FBI is currently investigating links between the film, Najib’s personal finances, and the much-reported, controversial 1MDB fund.

According to WSJ, the film’s credits has Jho Low listed under the “special thanks” section, and also revealed that Jho Low and Riza made contact while both were studying in London.

Red Granite Pictures stated to the WSJ that neither Riza nor the company engaged in any “inappropriate” business activities. Since The Wolf of Wall Street, the company has produced Horns (2014), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), and Daddy’s Home (2015).


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