KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 3): The US Justice Department has asked a court to lift a stay on civil proceedings linked to a Malaysian fund at the center of its biggest ever“kleptocracy” probe, so that a settlement can be reached with producers of the movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.

In September, US prosecutors were granted a stay on dozens of civil lawsuits they filed in connection with US$1.7 billion in assets allegedly bought with or funded by money stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), to make way for a criminal probe into the scandal-hit state fund.

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