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In 1MDB Trial Roger Ng Got 10 Years Now Briefing on Forfeiture in EDNY After Book

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EDNY COURTHOUSE, March 15 – In the 1MDB scandal Inner City Press live tweeted a proceeding in August 2020, here and below. On April 8, 2022 the jury found Roger Ng guilty of all charges, after three days of deliberation. Book here, The Weasels of Wall Street: Jho Low, Ukraine and the UN as Larry Ray: On the Eastern Front a War Against Impunity, of Goldman Sachs and UN Keeping Money, Larry Ray #JohnListGone?

On March 9, 2023 Ng "was sentenced by United States District Judge Margo K. Brodie to 10 years’ imprisonment for conspiring to launder billions of dollars embezzled from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying more than $1.6 billion in bribes to a dozen government officials in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi, and conspiring to violate the FCPA by circumventing the internal accounting controls of Goldman Sachs. The forfeiture amount will be determined at a later date."

On March 15, Judge Brodie docketed: "ORDER re [228] Motion for Forfeiture, [234] Memorandum in Support of Motion, and [235] Response in Opposition to Motion. Having reviewed the parties submissions, and reviewed additional law, the Court concludes that it is statutorily required to impose forfeiture. However, the Court directs defendant to file a letter on or before March 18, 2023, addressing the 8th Amendment argument fleetingly mentioned in footnote 2 of his letter, and directs the government to respond on or before March 21, 2023. See United States v. Bajakajian, 524 U.S. 321, 334 (1998) ("[A] punitive forfeiture violates the Excessive Fines Clause [of the Eighth Amendment] if it is grossly disproportional to the gravity of a defendants offense."); United States v. Castello, 611 F.3d 116, 120 (2d Cir. 2010) ("The proper amount of forfeiture... is the total forfeitable amount required by the statute, discounted by whatever amount is necessary to render the total amount not grossly disproportional to the offense of conviction."). Signed by Chief Judge Margo K. Brodie on 3/15/2023."


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