CNBC: Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak sentenced to 12 years in jail, fined $50 million over 1MDB scandal* Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been sentenced to 12 years in jail after being found guilty on all seven charges in a case linked to the multi-billion dollar financial scandal at state fund 1MDB.
* The charges include three counts of money laundering, three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power.
* The former prime minister faces dozens of other charges in four additional trials also related to the 1MDB scandal.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday was sentenced to 12 years in jail and handed a fine of 210 million ringgits ($49.3 million) over his involvement in the now infamous 1MDB scandal.
The 67-year-old was found guilty of all seven charges in the first of his five trials linked to the multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Najib’s lawyers have asked for a stay of execution for the jail sentence.
Questions around the missing money from 1MDB helped contribute to the defeat of the political coalition he led in the 2018 general elections. Najib had allegedly illegally received funds in his personal bank accounts that can be traced to 1MDB.
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WNU Editor: Whatever hopes he had of making a comeback can now be safely said to be over.
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