Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Razak Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Unit Case
Najib Razak, Malaysia’s former prime minister, left, departs from the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg)

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Razak Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Unit Case

A Malaysia court has sentenced former leader Najib Razak to 12 years imprisonment after ruling him guilty of all charges in the first of a series of trials linked to 1MDB.

Najib received his guilty verdict on Tuesday in the case involving 42 million ringgit ($10 million) of funds deposited in his personal accounts from a former unit of 1MDB. His lawyer has said an appeal against the ruling is a certainty, while seeking to keep him out of jail during the appeal process.

The judge sentenced him with 12 years in jail for one count of abuse of power, as well as 10 years each for three charges of money laundering and three criminal breach of trust charges, to be served concurrently. He must also pay a fine of 210 million ringgit.

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