Leissner, not Roger Ng, key in scheme to defraud 1MDB, says lawyer

Accused Roger Ng (right)and his lawyer Marc Agnifilo arrive at US Federal Court in New York, on February 8, 2022. Ng, former head of investment banking of Goldman Sachs in Malaysia, faces charges of conspiracy to launder money and violate US anti-bribery laws. – AFP pic, March 4, 2022.

THE lawyer for the Singaporean man on trial for his role in the 1MDB scandal told the court that it was not his client but another Goldman Sachs who had built “critical” relationships in the scheme to defraud the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, Bloomberg reported today.

Roger Ng’s lawyer, Marc Agnifilo said this was why his cross-examination of Tim Leissner frequently touched on the banker’s private life.

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