United States: U.S. withheld evidence in ex-Goldman banker’s 1MDB Malaysia corruption case, lawyer claims

A lawyer for a former Goldman Sachs banker charged with involvement in the looting of billions of dollars from Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund accused U.S. prosecutors on Thursday of withholding evidence that could show his client’s innocence.

Roger Ng, the former head of investment banking for Goldman Sachs Malaysia, also pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn federal court to an amended indictment filed late Wednesday accusing him of conspiring to violate an anti-bribery law and launder money.

The plea followed Goldman’s Oct. 22 agreement to pay $2.9 billion in penalties and have a Malaysian unit admit criminal wrongdoing to settle probes by the Department of Justice and other authorities into its role in 1MDB.

The original full article can be found at reuters.com

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