U.S. authorities subpoena Goldman in 1MDB probe: WSJ

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(Reuters) – U.S. authorities have released subpoenas to Goldman Sachs Group Inc (N:-RRB- for documents connected to the bank’s transactions with scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. Goldman received the subpoenas previously this year from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Journal reported, mentioning an individual acquainted with the matter. The authorities likewise wish to speak with current and former Goldman workers in connection with the questions, however none of those conferences had actually taken place by Friday, WSJ stated. The Department of Justice and the SEC declined to comment. No one from Goldman Sachs was available for comment outside routine U.S. business hours. 1MDB, which was founded by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2009 shortly after he concerned workplace, is being investigated for money-laundering in at least six countries consisting of the United States, Singapore and Switzerland. Najib has regularly denied any wrongdoing. U.S. police officials are trying to recognize whether Goldman violated federal law after failing to flag a deal in Malaysia, the Journal reported in June. New York state regulators have actually also asked the Wall Street bank for information about probes into billions of dollars it raised in a bond offering for 1MDB, Reuters reported in June, mentioning an individual familiar with the matter.
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