Malaysian Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng is seeking $7.5 billion in reparations from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in connection with the company's alleged involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd. scandal, the Financial Times reported.
Lim told the publication that Goldman Sachs should give back $6.5 billion, which was the amount of the three 1MDB transactions it handled, and an additional $1 billion to cover the $600 million in fees Malaysia paid to the company, as well as the bonds it issued.
Goldman Sachs responded that the offerings were "meant to raise money to benefit Malaysia," but members of the nation's government stole the funds for their own benefit, FT reported.
Earlier this week, Malaysia filed criminal charges against three Goldman Sachs units and former executives over their alleged involvement in the 1MDB scandal.