Kim Kardashian reportedly told the FBI about her friendship with the disgraced billionaire Jho Low.
In 2009, she partied with Low at a casino and left with $250,000 in a trash bag, Bloomberg reported.
Low is a Malaysian businessman wanted by international authorities for his role in the 1MDB scandal.
Kim Kardashian once flew home from Las Vegas after a night of partying with Malaysian billionaire Jho Low with $250,000 in a trash bag, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report citing newly surfaced FBI documents.
Kardashian was quizzed by the law enforcement agency over a wild night of gambling she and the disgraced businessman had in 2009, which ended with the Skims founder being gifted Low’s impressive winnings, the publication said.
Low is wanted by international authorities in connection with a multibillion-dollar money-laundering scheme. He is accused of being the mastermind behind a scheme to siphon $4.5 billion from the Malaysian state-run economic development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhard, known as 1MDB.
Per Bloomberg, Kardashian told the FBI in 2019 that, 10 years prior, she was at a casino in Las Vegas with Low and two “Wolf of Wall Street” producers, Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland. (McFarland sparked backlash last year when he brought a photograph of an enslaved man to the premiere of his latest movie, “Emancipation.”)
The group is said to have played a game of baccarat in a private room that continued into the early hours. When it hit 5 a.m., Kardashian was looking to call it a night but decided to stay as a friend told her, per Bloomberg, that he had “heard stories of Low giving people chips at the end of the night.”
According to the report, the 42-year-old star stuck around and after she called out which bets to make, Low won a big hand. He then gifted his chips to Kardashian, which turned out to be worth over $350,000.
She told the FBI that when she went to the casino counter to cash out, she was handed $250,000 in “a trash bag full of one hundred dollar bills,” the Bloomberg report said.
The FBI report cited by the publication is said to state that Kardashian “put the trash bag full of cash in her carry-on bag and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight back to Los Angeles.”
She reportedly collected the remaining $100,000, again in a trash bag, during a subsequent trip to party with Low in Las Vegas.
Bloomberg reported that elsewhere in the FBI report it was stated that Low gifted Kardashian a further $100,000 for fireworks at her 2011 wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries as well as $305,000 in cash.
Kardashian spent the money on a white Ferrari, which she later sold to buy a Lamborghini in her second husband’s name, according to the publication.
Several years later, in 2014, Low reportedly offered to gift Kardashian an original piece of artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat. It’s said that the reality TV star shared this news with her husband at the time, Kanye West, who made Kardashian text Low and say that they instead were interested in a piece by French painter Claude Monet.
The request was apparently to “mess with Low because both Kardashian and West found Low to be very fickle when giving gifts and never expected to actually receive a painting,” Bloomberg reported, citing the FBI report.
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