Dirty Money May Have Funded The Production Of The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf Of Wall Street Dirty Money

What better way finance a movie depicting the fraud and douchebaggery of Wall Street than to actually fund it using dirty money, am I right? The producer of The Wolf of Wall Street, Red Granite Pictures, was thought to be a new startup in the film industry, backed by Middle Eastern investors and Middle Eastern money.

However, in seemingly Jordan Belfort-esque fashion, investigators allege that the company received its funding to film the movie from money that was diverted from a Malaysian fund that was meant to boost the country’s economy.

From The Wall Street Journal:

“The fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, was set up seven years ago by the prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak. His stepson, Riza Aziz, is the chairman of Red Granite Pictures […]Investigators in two countries believe that $155 million originating with 1MDB moved into Red Granite in 2012 through a circuitous route involving offshore shell companies, said people familiar with the probes. This same money trail also is described by a person familiar with 1MDB’s dealings and supported by documents reviewed by the Journal.”

Fake offshore companies, deceptive business deals — sounds a lot like someone just forgot to get out of character when drawing up their financing plans. All the executives at Red Granite Pictures had to do was read the ending of their movie script to learn that committing fraud actually gets you sent to jail, but hey, live and learn.

The investigation is still ongoing, but luckily for our boy Leo, it appears as though the questionable money arrived prior to his involvement in the film.

[via The Wall Street Journal ]

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    1. cleavage

      Dirty Mob money is the reason that Vegas grew into the Mecca of Debauchery that we know it as today. And I’m grateful for it.

      8 years ago at 1:08 pm
      1. Keep It Buttery

        I just saw one on the way to Chipotle and it honestly made my weenie throb.

        8 years ago at 12:47 pm
    1. FeelTheBern

      It is Wall Street that is stealing money from those of us that need it the most. Raise taxes on these Capitalist pigs and invest it in the poorest of Americans. Stop holding the little man down in the name of profit.

      8 years ago at 2:46 am
      1. Officer Lahey

        Motion to blackball “FeelTheBern”. I don’t think there is any need to discuss this, the motion should clearly pass.

        8 years ago at 3:03 pm
  1. New_Fratshire

    Took you guys nearly a month to repost a clipping from a WSJ article. Thanks.

    8 years ago at 1:15 pm
  2. JonnyStocks

    I once played tennis with Riza, he is a chill guy and mega rich. $17mm house in LA, parties with Leo on the reg, he is the poster child for using daddy’s money to have a good time.

    8 years ago at 1:55 pm
  3. Frats_n_hats

    Nobody in America will go to jail for this, some Malaysian government official might but who gives a shit

    8 years ago at 1:57 pm