KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): 17 current and former Goldman Sachs directors belonging to three of its subsidiaries have been slapped with criminal charges over their handling of the 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, with the government seeking custodial sentences.

In a statement today, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said the 17 individuals connected to Goldman Sachs were slapped with criminal charges filed under Sections 367(1) of the Capital Markets and Services Act, 2007 (CMSA).

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