The banker husband of fashion designer Kimora Lee is embroiled in an alleged multi-million dollar money laundering scandal.
According to The New York Post, Tim Leissner, 45, the Singapore-based chairman of Goldman Sach’s Southeast Asia operations, has taken a leave of absence from the bank as the investigation unfolds and is now believed to be in Los Angeles.
The alleged laundering scandal is believed to involve the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the FBI.
Leissner reportedly helped set up a state fund – 1Malaysia Development Berhad – for which Goldman Sachs received commissions for bond sales.
Then $681 million tied to the fund mysteriously turned up in the bank account of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The Post reported the FBI were investigating all the fund’s transactions due to money-laundering allegations in five countries and could lead Goldman to face a congressional inquiry.
Kimora Lee is the former wife of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, with whom she has two daughters together, Ming, 16, and Aoki, 13.
Lee then married actor Djimon Hounsou in 2008 and they had son Kenzo, before separating in 2012.
The businesswoman then began seeing Leissner, who she married in early 2014.
Last year the two welcomed their son Wolfe.