Department of Justice investigating sales of NY property linked to Malaysian scandal

The Department of Justice is examining the sales New York luxury property and almost $700m of payments suspected of being linked to a financial scandalŒ around Malaysia’s prime minister. In question are theŒ transfers to his bank account and real estate deals involving his stepson and a high-profile businessman connected to the family, according to press reports

The investigation is part of our Government’s efforts, over possible international graft. The US probe was first reported in the New York Times. he DOJ is apparently looking at more than $675m paid from a bank in Singapore into a Malaysian account in March 2013. Because the remittance was in dollars, it would have touched the US banking system.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.