Malaysian court sentences former first lady Rosmah to jail for bribery
The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Thursday sentenced Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, to 10 years in prison for each of three bribery charges and fined her 970 million ringgit ($216.45 million).
Rosmah was found guilty on three charges of soliciting and receiving bribes to help a company win a $279 million solar power supply contract.
The jail terms are to run concurrently, the high court said.
Rosmah, 70, previously pleaded not guilty to three charges of soliciting and receiving bribes between 2016 and 2017 to help the company secure a $279 million solar power supply project.
She argued that she was framed by her former aide as well as several government and company officials involved in the project.
Najib's election defeat came amid public outrage over the 1MDB scandal, which is the subject of corruption and money laundering investigations in at least six countries.