Trash bags full of cash, ‘my man’ Jho Low in newly released FBI papers involving Hollywood icons
The previously undisclosed documents reveal details about the celebrities’ relationships with the fugitive businessman, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
(MalaysiaNow) – Previously undisclosed documents by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have revealed a trove of details about fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho and his relationship with mega stars such as actor Leonardo DiCaprio and socialite Kim Kardashian, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.
The business weekly reviewed the documents in question, including FBI accounts of interviews with the celebrities on their ties with Low, who has been portrayed as the mastermind of the billion-dollar 1MDB scandal.
In an account of an interrogation in April 2018, DiCaprio was said to have been questioned about the start of his relationship with Low, who financed his 2013 movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
DiCaprio, who met the businessman in 2010, said they had met in a nightclub and that he was told that Low’s money came from “an unknown ‘whale of whales’ in Abu Dhabi”, the report said.
The actor was also asked about discussions he was said to have had with Low on one of the businessman’s companies, and an email he had sent to a potential investor describing Low as “my friend” and the “CEO” of the company in question.
The report however noted that according to the FBI account, DiCaprio had no recollection of the talk or the email.
But despite DiCaprio’s hazy memories of some events, the report said the FBI investigation showed a close relationship between the two, with thousands of BlackBerry messages and emails collected between them and their associates.
It said DiCaprio had introduced Low as “my man” while Low called DiCaprio “Ldogg”, adding that even their mothers had met.