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Feds Seize $3M from Prime Minister’s Son

WASHINGTON (CN) - Federal prosecutors seized $3 million from three bank accounts, claiming the money is bribes paid to get contracts in Bangladesh with that country's corrupt former Prime Minister Kahleda Zia. Zia's son, Arafat Rahman aka "Koko," allegedly took the money.

Prosecutors seized All Assets Held in the Name of ZASZ Trading and Consulting PTE Ltd., at United Overseas Bank, Singapore; All Assets Held in the Name of Zulfikar Ali, at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore; and All Assets Held in the Name of Fazel Selim, at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore.

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