Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has offered to resign from his position of UN Ambassador due to corrupt ties
The head of the Swiss Foundation named Bruno Manser, who deals with the issues of environmental protection, suggested that Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio to resign a United Nations messenger of peace on climate issues due to his connections with corrupt businessmen. It is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to the Hollywood Reporter.
In August, the U.S. Department of justice asked the court to verify Fund Leonardo DiCaprio in connection with suspicion of involvement in fraudulent transactions of the Malaysian state Fund 1MDB. The complaint of the Ministry of justice in U.S. district court in Los Angeles followed after receiving information that the Fund Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) was transferred to three billion dollars from 1MDB, against which the US is already under investigation. In late August, the actor interviewed.
Director of the Foundation Bruno Manser Lucas, Schaumann believes that the actor should resign: “DiCaprio has systematically refused to explain his close personal and financial ties with key figures in the scandal Malaysian Fund 1MDB. This is unacceptable, DiCaprio was not able to distance themselves from the Malaysian corruption. He needs to resign as UN envoy on climate change”. The post Leonardo DiCaprio took in September 2014.
The U.S. justice Department in mid-July filed a case and intends to withdraw the assets associated with 1MDB. As stated in the materials of the case, in criminal actions involved numerous individuals, including Malaysian officials and their entourage, who had entered into a conspiracy to fraudulently withdraw billions from 1MDB. Malaysian authorities also promised to pursue those involved in the scandal with the said Fund.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor himself is not a target of the investigation submitted to the court 136-page.