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'A rare, cunning liar': 1MDB trial weighs ex-Goldman star's credibility

Roger Ng defense team hones in on dishonesty of his former superior, Tim Leissner

A court sketch showing Tim Leissner pointing from the witness stand at his former Goldman Sachs colleague Roger Ng, who is accused of helping to launder hundreds of millions of dollars looted from Malaysia's 1MDB.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The fraud trial of ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng over Malaysia's 1MDB scandal is about to enter a new phase, but its outcome may be set by three weeks of testimony from a former colleague turned star prosecution witness that will wrap up on Wednesday.

Both prosecutors and defense attorneys have indicated that the credibility of the star witness -- Goldman's former Southeast Asia chairman and Ng's superior, Tim Leissner -- is central to their case.

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