Jury selection began Monday in the explosive trial of musician-turned-political financier Pras Michel, who became embroiled in Malaysian businessman and Hollywood producer Jho Low’s multi-billion-dollar scam.
Michel, who gained fame in the ’90s with the hip hop group The Fugees, is charged with conspiracy, witness tampering, and failure to register as an agent of China.
He faces decades of prison time if found guilty.
The fifty-year-old is accused of accepting $100million from Low, and using his funds in an attempt to influence the administrations of both President and .
Those efforts included attempts to have the administrations drop investigations into Low and ‘secure the return’ of Chinese dissident Miles Guo to , court documents showed.
Low is accused of orchestrating one of the largest financial scams in history, which included turning the slush-fund budget of the Malaysian government into his personal cash piggybank, selling phony bonds through Goldman Sachs, evdEN EVe NAKLiYat and using the money to fund a celebrity-filled lifestyle and even The Wolf of Wall Street.
The 41-year-old is believed to be hiding in China, so Michel is standing trial alone for his involvement in the scam.
The proceedings are expected to begin in April.
Pras Michel faces decades in prison if he is found guilty of his alleged part in the scheme
Jho Low is accused of carrying out one of the largest financial scams in history
Michel told he first met Low at a nightclub in New York City in 2006.
Prosecutors allege Michel became involved in a two-part scheme orchestrated by Low, which he was charged for in 2019, court documents show.
The first involved a fundraising event for EVdEN eVe nAkliYat Obama during his 2012 presidential campaign. If you have any sort of concerns concerning where and how you can make use of eVdEN eVe NakliYaT, you could call us at our webpage. Michel allegedly reimbursed guests to attend the $40,000 apiece fundraising dinner in an effort to curry favor with the president’s administration, eVdEn EVe nAkliyAt and then threatened them not to reveal where their funds came from, according to