Former Goldman Sachs GS, +0.56% CEO Lloyd Blankfein was the unidentified high-ranking executive referenced in U.S. court documents who attended a 2009 meeting with former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak involved in the 1MBD scandal, Bloomberg News reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. The meeting was set up and attended by two key figures in the 1MDB scandal, Malaysian businessman Jho Low and former Goldman partner Tim Leissner, one person with direct knowledge of the matter said, according to Bloomberg. The use of $6.5 billion that Goldman raised for 1MDB has sparked investigations across several nations, the report added. A Goldman spokesman declined to comment, and Blankfein last week said at a conference that he’s not aware of senior managers missing red flags in the 1MDB case.
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