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Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz queried by anti-graft officers

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Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak’s stepson, Riza Aziz, has been summoned by Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to give a statement in connection with the probe, media reports said.

A MACC source confirmed the reports, saying that Riza was expected to come to the commission’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

“Yes, he has been called in to attend at 2 pm” said the source, who declined to be identified as they were not authorised to discuss the matter.

Mr Riza is the co-founder of Red Granite Pictures, a company that US prosecutors say financed three Hollywood films, including the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”, with funds misappropriated by 1MDB.

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Both Mr Najib and Mr Riza have consistently denied wrongdoing. Red Granite paid the US government US$60 million as part of a settlement of a civil lawsuit in March.

Malaysia has frozen more than 400 bank accounts as part of the probe into the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who ousted Mr Najib in a shock election upset in May, has reopened investigations into 1MDB.

A task force looking into 1MDB said in a statement 408 bank accounts involving funds of about 1.1 billion ringgit (S$372.3 million) had been frozen.

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