The Wall Street Journal: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ producer strikes 1MDB deal with feds

The U.S. film company that produced “The Wolf of Wall Street” reached a deal with the Justice Department on Monday to keep separate its future earnings from the film pending the outcome of the government’s civil asset-seizure cases tied to a Malaysian investment fund, according to a filing.

The government last month filed cases to seize more than $1 billion of assets allegedly acquired with funds embezzled from 1Malaysia Development Bhd., a Malaysian sovereign-wealth fund that is at the center of corruption and money-laundering inquiries in at least seven countries.

Among the assets was all future income from “The Wolf of Wall Street” due to Red Granite Pictures, which the government said used money siphoned from 1MDB to finance the film.

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