|Tim Leissner (left) with Kimora Lee (AP Photo|
According to The Post, the FBI is now investigating what may be part of a five-country money laundering scheme. Leissner is married to Kimora Lee, former wife of Russell Simmons, who is reportedly good friends with Razak's wife. Goldman Sachs reportedly earned about $593 million in fees, or 9.1% of the total money raised by the fund. Traditional fees run closer to 5%, and the fees paid to Goldman Sachs exceeds the limits set by Malaysian authorities.
Government investigators are trying to track down the source of the $681 million deposited into the prime minister's bank account. One claim according to the report is that Saudi Arabia donated the money to help fight ISIS, an answer that doesn't satisfy regulators. "It is a known fact that there is a lot of fraud, and under-the-table stuff like that happens if you are a bank and want to get business done in foreign countries like Malaysia," one veteran regulator told The Post. Leissner was one of Goldman Sachs highest-paid employees when he was abruptly pulled out of the country according to The Post.