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Report: Feds investigating if fugitive financier used laundered funds to pay Chris Christie, Trump lawyer for legal fees

August 29, 2018

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is representing fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low in federal asset forfeiture cases in California.

By Staff

Federal officials are investigating whether a fugitive Malaysian financier laundered tens of millions of dollars and used the funds to pay a legal team that includes former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Marc Kasowitz, an attorney for President Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The financier, Jho Low, allegedly played a central role in the embezzlement of $4.5 billion from a Malaysian fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd, according to U.S. court filings cited by the Journal. He also is wanted by Malaysian authorities in connection with the scandal.

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