Ex-Trump fundraiser charged with illegal lobbying on 1MDB, China

US President Donald Trump (left) with Prime Minister Najib Razak at the White House in Washington on September 12, 2017. A lobbyist tried to arrange a golf game with both leaders ‘to resolve the 1MDB matter’. – EPA pic, October 9, 2020.

A FORMER leading fundraiser for President Donald Trump has been indicted on a charge that he illegally lobbied the US government to drop its probe into the Malaysia 1MDB corruption scandal and to deport an exiled Chinese billionaire.

Elliott Broidy was charged in Washington federal court with one count of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent after allegedly agreeing to take millions of dollars to lobby the Trump administration.

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