Leonardo DiCaprio said that conducting an investigation inside his own charity on the subject of donations from the corrupt 1MDB.
In the early weeks of the Foundation Bruno Manser Fund accused Leonardo DiCaprio (Leonardo DiCaprio) that the actor received funds from the Malaysian investment Fund 1MDB, which was previously accused of embezzlement of public funds in the amount of $3.5 billion the money the founders 1MDB including sponsored the production of films — for example, tapes of Martin Scorsese (Martin Scorsese) “the Wolf of wall street” (The Wolf of Wall Street), which was released in 2013 and in which DiCaprio played the main role. The U.S. Department of justice decided to investigate and to confiscate the proceeds of the film.
The leadership of the Prosecutor also demanded that the actor left his post as Ambassador to the United Nations on climate issues.
Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to the lawsuit through a representative of their own charity Foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
“When a few months ago Leonardo DiCaprio learned about the government actions against participants in the production of the film “the Wolf of wall street”, he immediately through their representatives appealed to the Ministry of justice to determine whether his name Foundation any gifts or donations directly or indirectly involved with the accused. If any were discovered, he promised to return them ASAP.
Leonardo DiCaprio still makes every effort to ensure that justice is done. Out of respect for the ongoing investigation, which has touched many charitable organizations, hospitals and individuals, who could be the unwitting recipients of junk vehicles, DiCaprio has refrained from public comments during the whole period of investigation. It will continue to limit their statements on this issue”.
The official representative of the UN Stefan Dujarric (Stéphane Dujarric) stated that Leonardo DiCaprio will remain a goodwill Ambassador on climate issues. “We are still happy of that public work carried out by Leonardo DiCaprio”, he said.