Pras Facing Malaysian Financial Conspiracy Allegations
Former Fugees rapper Pras, officially known as Prakazrel Samuel Michel, has been accused of taking part in a conspiracy to bring millions of dollars through multiple bank accounts into the United States to help a Malaysian fugitive.
According to reports, Pras along with a former Justice Department official George Higginbotham conspired to bring millions of dollars to influence a series of Justice Department investigations around 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
1MDB, a Malaysian strategic development company, has been at the center of a major international scandal.
Higginbotham also allegedly tried to get help from an unidentified candidate who was running for federal office.
Higginbotham, who was employed at the Justice Department as a Senior Congressional Affairs Specialist from July 2016 to August 2018, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make false statements to a bank before U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the District of Columbia.
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