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Leonardo DiCaprio Set To Testify Against Fugees Member Pras In Money Laundering Trial



We know what you all are thinking. what the hell does Leonardo DiCaprio got to do with this. According to Business Insider, DiCaprio is involved in the case because authorities discovered that the Fugees member Pras allegedly backed the actor’s 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, with illegal proceeds from an alleged laundering scheme. The 47-year-old actor is included on a witness list that includes top Trump administration officials.

Pras is looking at criminal conspiracy and campaign finance charges. He’s being accused of assisting a wanted Malaysian businessman by the name of Jho Low in embezzling billions from a Malaysian economic development fund. According to authorities, Michel is believed to have received around $100 million from Jho Low, which was used in an attempt to influence American politics. The rapper allegedly received between $8 million and $40 million for his role in the laundering scheme.

Pras allegedly funneled laundered money into Barack Obama’s presidential campaign through various donors in 2012. Per He was also charged in 2019 with helping Jho Low defraud the U.S. government of over $21 million, which was allegedly transferred overseas.

Pras has pleaded not guilty to all charges. His legal troubles may have affected his Fugees group mates Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean. The Fugees’ 25th-anniversary tour for their sophomore album The Score may have been cancelled due to Pras’ travel restrictions because of the trial. 

However, according to a statement by the group, the global pandemic is the reason for the tour being cancelled.

Pras trial date has been rescheduled for March 27, 2023.