1MDB DRAGNET WIDENS: LEGAL ADVISER TO UMNO & BN ARRESTED, TO BE CHARGED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING TOMORROW

MACC has arrested the legal adviser to Umno and BN this evening, according to sources.

Malaysiakini has learned that the 47-year-old lawyer has been taken to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya for questioning.

Sources also claimed that he is expected to be charged with two counts of money laundering tomorrow.

Apart from representing Umno, the lawyer had also acted for former premier Najib Abdul Razak.

Last September, another prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah claimed trial to four charges of money laundering involving RM9.5 million.

Shafee, 66, was accused of receiving RM4.3 million on Sept 13, 2013, and RM5.2 million on Feb 17, 2014, through two AmIslamic Bank Bhd cheques issued by Najib.

The cheques were remitted into Shafee’s CIMB Bank account.

Shafee, who is out on bail, is currently representing Najib with regard to the slew of charges levelled against the latter.

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