Leonardo DiCaprio has been in hot water over the allegations in an embezzlement scheme where he used untouchable Malaysian funds to make his 2013 movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. After funneling the funds through his charity, the playboy actor and his organization are now being investigated by U.S. DOJ over his“misappropriated” use of $3.5 billion.
In fact, according to the US department of justice, particular donations to the Oscar-winner’s liberal-infused environmental charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, (the LDF), came directly from billions of dollars siphoned from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
The actor is now facing calls by both sides of the political aisle to “give the dirty money back,” in what is now being called the world’s largest embezzlement case. The Malaysian government’s 1MDB had raised upwards of $8 billion. However, according to US authorities, $3.5 billion of that money was “misappropriated” between 2009 and 2015. DiCaprio’s movie was being developed prior to 2013, and was then released in 2013.
Eyebrows were raised and questions were asked last week when DiCaprio copped out last minute of hosting a $33,400-per-guest fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, who he is a staunch supporter for. It may all make sense now since DiCaprio is named as “Hollywood Actor 1” in the released 136-page complaint filed by the DOJ.
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