Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio just found himself in the middle of a story bigger than any script he’s ever read.
Now he’s had to testify under oath in an explosive court case.
And in the process, DiCaprio just revealed stunning plans one billionaire linked to China’s Communist Party had for Barack Obama.
Federal prosecutors are digging into what they say is a massive global campaign-finance scheme—and the numbers involved are absolutely staggering.
The case centers around Jho Low — a man from Malaysia accused of stealing $4.5 billion from one of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth funds.
So far, Low is still on the run, possibly taking refuge in China, as one of the world’s most sought after fugitives.
Meanwhile, US prosecutors are going after rapper Pras Michel, a member of the Grammy-winning group The Fugees.
They are charging Michel with money laundering, campaign finance violations, acting as an unregistered agent for foreign nationals, witness tampering, and lying to banks.
Forbes reported that Michel was a “passionate Obama supporter and didn’t intend to violate any laws.”
But the rapper and actor is accused of accepting more than $100 million from Low.
They claim Michel then found people willing to attend a fundraising dinner for Obama and then used $40,000 to reimburse them all while prohibiting them from telling authorities.
Prosecutors also say he lobbied Trump administration officials in an effort to get them to drop the investigation into Low.
DiCaprio isn’t accused of any wrongdoing, but he did get a starring role in the drama unfolding in Federal court.
Low financed the film The Wolf of Wall Street, which DiCaprio starred in.
While under oath, the actor testified that Low confided that he planned to drop a mind-boggling $30 million to support Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign.
“It was a casual conversation about what party he was in support of,” DiCaprio told jurors adding that Low intended to make “a significant donation” to the Democratic Party “somewhere to the tune of $20 to 30 million.”
“I basically said, ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money,’” DiCaprio noted.
While prosecutors say Michel funneled $21 million through various straw donors and companies, apparently even that wasn’t enough to secure Low his 15 minutes with the then-President as some Obama officials allegedly suggested it might.
DiCaprio isn’t the only big name expected to be called forward.
Low was well-known for paying to party with celebrities.
And Kim Kardashian—who Low gifted with $100,000 in fireworks when she married Kanye West—may also be brought forward for her testimony.
While this is a massive story, it’s not one the corporate-controlled press or Democrats are overly eager to talk about for obvious reasons.
But it may yield some fascinating insights into what’s happening behind the scenes when Democrats are fundraising.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.