Pras Caught Up In Malaysian Corruption Scandal

Check out the latest in the allegations by the feds.

(AllHipHop News) Fugee's founding group member Pras Michele has been entangled in the 1MDB financial scandal.

Previous reports reveal Pras was under investigation by the feds back, after the rapper donated over $1 million to various political organizations during the 2012 elections.

The Malaysian government is prosecuting former prime minister Najib Razak, for his role in stealing $1 billion from a fund known as 1MDB.

Last week, the prime minister's wife was arrested for 17 counts of money laundering and tax evasion.

The feds claim Pras worked with the Prime Minster's controversial associate named Jho Low to launder a cool $73 million into accounts they controlled.

Pras is accused of operatinh multiple bank accounts with former Justice Department employee George Higginbotham, who opened the accounts in 2017.

The pair eventually received tens of millions of dollars in funds from overseas accounts controlled by Jho Low.

The rapper is accused of making false and misleading statements to U.S. financial institutions that housed the accounts.

Pras and George Higginbotham allegedly intended to use these funds to attempt to influence the Justice Department’s investigation of Jho Low and 1MDB.

“According to the allegations in the complaint, Michel and Higginbotham defrauded U.S. financial institutions and laundered millions of dollars into the United States as part of an effort to improperly influence the Department’s investigation into the massive embezzlement and bribery scheme involving 1MDB,” the Feds said in a statement. “The Criminal Division and our law enforcement partners will do everything we can to trace, seize, and forfeit the proceeds of foreign corruption that flow through the U.S. financial system.”

Pras has been promoting his company Blacture more recently.

He even paid $1 million for a Super Bowl ad to promote the tech company last year.

At press time, Pras was not available for comment.

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