(AllHipHop News) Rapper Pras is challenging the seizure of $37.5 million as part of the Malaysian public wealth fund scandal.
Financier Jho Low has been charged with conspiracy to launder money for allegedly looting the Malaysian public wealth fund 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) for a lobbying campaign to influence U.S. officials connected to his case.
The former Fugees star, real name Pras Michel, allegedly took the money and deposited it at several banks across the U.S.
In November the funds were seized as part of a $1 billion forfeiture.Pras Michel insists the money is rightfully his.
"The property is not subject to forfeiture," said Pras' claim filed on Monday in Washington, D.C. "The Complaint fails adequately to allege that the property is the proceeds of specified unlawful activity or was used to promote, conduct, or facilitate specified unlawful activity, and, in any event, Mr. Michel is an innocent owner of the property who did not know of the conduct or circumstances giving rise to forfeiture."