Malaysia money laundering probe: Leonardo DiCaprio returns Brando’s Oscar, Picasso painting

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June 17, 2017
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has returned Marlon Brando’s best actor Oscar statuette to the US government as part of an investigation into the money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund.  The 42-year-old actor has voluntarily handed over the Oscar statuette and other expensive gifts amid investigation into a USD 3.5-billion money-laundering scheme.   And though there are no plans at this time for DiCaprio to forfeit the money he received for his work on “The Wolf of Wall Street,” his spokesperson noted that the actor intends to offer the return of any “gifts or donations” under speculation with “the aid and instruction of the government.”