Midweek Roundup: 1MDB Suspect Allegedly Paid Chris Christie with Laundered Cash, US White-Collar Prosecutions Expected to Plummet, and More

Malaysian financier Jho Low, a suspect in the 1MDB embezzlement and money laundering scandal, may have used intermediaries to pay tens of millions of dollars to attorneys to represent him in the United States, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after global banks became reluctant to process his payments, sources told The Wall Street Journal. More The IRS audited less than 1 percent of tax returns last year, its lowest total in 15 years, while the number of federal prosecutions of white-collar crime are projected to fall to 6,000 cases in 2018, down from a peak of 10,000 in...