Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity set to return more than $1M worth of dirty donations

Leonardo DiCaprio (image credit: Danny Harrison via Flickr)
Leonardo DiCaprio (image credit: Danny Harrison via Flickr)

Gather round ladies and gentlemen, for the latest installment of the tale of Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity and the multi-billion-dollar embezzlement scheme.

According to the New York Post, DiCaprio is cooperating with the feds and plans to return more than $1 million worth of donations and gifts his charity, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, received from Jho Low, who in July was implicated in the alleged money-laundering of $3 billion from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

The Oscar-winning actor reportedly bowed to growing public pressure that he make amends for his ties to Low, who is accused of using some of the stolen cash to take DiCaprio on a Las Vegas gambling trip, and to help bankroll DiCaprio’s 2013 movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

DiCaprio himself is not being accused of anything untoward, and reportedly had his representatives reach out to the Department of Justice to determine whether he or his foundation ever received any gifts or charitable donations directly or indirectly.

The actor is currently selling two of his Californian properties: an $11 million Malibu beach house, and a $2.3 million Studio City spread. [NYP]