The Malaysian producer of Hollywood film "The Wolf of Wall Street", Riza Aziz is accused of receiving $248.17 million in 2011 and 2012 in illegal proceeds that originated from the scandal-hit Malaysian fund, 1MDB.
"I think they know it is our money, so they will give back our money," Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a news conference after confirming the $200 million figure.
After repeatedly trying to delay his awaiting trial for plundering billions of dollars from the 1MDB wealth fund, Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak arrives in court.
Malaysia's incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to win the country's general elections on May 9. But he's expected to face a tough challenge from former premier and mentor Mahathir Mohamad.
The Oscar-winning actor is cooperating with the US Justice Department in order to return any gifts or donations connected to the Malaysian fund.
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