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Ex-Goldman Banker Leissner’s 1MDB Sentencing Delayed Until 2023

July 6, 2022, 4:54 PM

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Tim Leissner’s sentencing for his role in the 1MDB corruption scandal was delayed until next year.

Leissner, who pleaded guilty to charges in 2018 and testified against his former colleague Roger Ng, was originally scheduled for sentencing today, but US District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn, New York, postponed the hearing to Feb. 15 without explanation.

Tim Leissner departs from federal court in New York on Feb. 15.
Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

The bribery and money-laundering charges to which Leissner pleaded guilty carry maximum sentences of decades in prison. But the former Goldman Southeast Asia chairman is likely to get much less time due to his cooperation ...