Fugees’ Pras has been accused of playing an important role in a billion dollar money laundering scheme controlled a shady Malaysian business tycoon. The rapper allegedly worked hand-in-hand with a former Justice Department official who used his influence to help the businessmen escape from FBI questioning.
“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 Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey Benczkowski said.
Pras was not charged for his involvment in the scheme, but the Justice Department maintains that it’s still an “ongoing investigation.” Pras’ alleged partner in crime Higginbotham was charged with one felony count, to which he pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing on Friday.
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) December 1, 2018