Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been sentenced to serve up to 12 years in jail after a court in Kuala Lumpur found him guilty of corruption in the first of several cases linked to the alleged theft of billions of dollars from the state fund, 1MDB.
The ruling on Tuesday makes Najib the first Malaysian leader to be convicted of corruption.
Judge Mohamad Nazlan Ghazali found the former prime minister guilty on all seven charges filed against him over his role in diverting an estimated 42 million ringgit ($9.8m) from SRC International, a unit of 1MDB, into his personal bank accounts.
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