Star witness Leonardo DiCaprio testifies for prosecution at Fugees star Pras Michel’s 1MDB money laundering trial – and reveals rapper also attended lavish parties thrown by fugitive ‘mastermind’ Jho Low
- The movie star testified in court on Monday against former Fugees star Pras Michel in a case about the latter’s role in the 1MDB scandal
- Michel, a 90s hip-hop star, is accused of acting as a US conduit for some of the stolen funds designated to affect US politics
- DiCaprio testified that Low threw lavish parties, including ones which Michel attended
- DiCaprio’s 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street was allegedly primarily funded by stolen 1MDB money
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio gave bombshell testimony in court for the prosecution in federal court on Monday morning as part of hip-hop star Pras Michel’s money laundering trial with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)
DiCaprio’s involvement in the case stems from the money behind his film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ which was in part funded by the man who allegedly masterminded the 1MDB plot.
Prakazrel ‘Pras’ Michel is a founding member of 90s group The Fugees.
Prosecutors allege that Michel attempted to illegally lobby both the Obama and Trump administrations by using funds given to him by Low that were stolen millions from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.
DiCaprio, the prosecution’s star witness, told the court that Michel attended lavish parties thrown by Low – including a New Year’s Eve celebration in Australia and then Las Vegas.
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio testified for the prosecution in federal court on Monday morning as part of hip-hop star Pras Michel’s 1MDB money laundering trial
Prakazrel ‘Pras’ Michel, a member of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees arrives at federal court for his trial in an alleged campaign finance conspiracy
Leonardo Dicaprio with Jho Low at the Paris premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street