Red Granite Boss "Signed His Soul to the Devil" if Corruption Allegations Are True, Says Sister
'Wolf of Wall Street' producer Riza Aziz is at the center of the Department of Justice's biggest asset seizure in history.
The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed the biggest complaint for asset seizures in its history, putting Red Granite co-founder and CEO Riza Aziz at the center of allegations in a major international corruption scandal involving billions of dollars of stolen money.
If things were already looking a little bleak for The Wolf of Wall Street producer, now his sister has entered the fray.
In a lengthy Facebook post on Friday, Azrene Soraya Abdul Aziz – believed to be estranged from Riza and his mother Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysian prime minister Razak Najib – said that her brother had chosen to "have fame, wealth and adulation" and was now "paying the price for it."
"If Riza signed his soul to the devil to own what does not rightly belong to him, consider his debt with the devil collected and more due for collection," she wrote. "Similarly, all family members who have signed their soul to the devil... Your time will come."
Her comments come in the wake of the DoJ complaint that alleges that in excess of $7 billion dollars was diverted from the a sovereign wealth fund in Malaysia called 1MDB. According to the complaint, $238 million was in 2012 sent to accounts held by Aziz and used to buy luxury properties in New York and Beverly Hill, and set up Red Granite. The DoJ is now looking to seize both properties and all future profits from The Wolf of Wall Street.
In a statement following the DoJ filing, Red Granite said that "to its knowledge" none of the funding it received was illegitimate and that "when the facts come out, it will be clear that Riza Aziz and Red Granite did nothing wrong."