Aziz is currently facing corruption charges in Malaysia for allegedly embezzling $248 million from 1MDB, a state-run development fund.
Aziz’s stepfather, Najib Razak, was ousted as prime minister in the wake of the alleged theft of some $4.5 billion from the fund.
Belfort sold Red Granite the rights to his memoir and the sequel, “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street.”
In a 2017 interview with finews.com, however, Belfort said he knew upon meeting the people around Red Granite that they were “f—ing criminals.”.
“I met these guys, and said to Anne (his fiancee)‚ ‘These guys are f—ing criminals,'” Belfort said in the interview.
In 2017, the government said that Belfort has paid back only $12.8 million of the $110 million he was ordered to return to investors.
The government has sought to garnish additional funds from Belfort in the years since the film was released. »