The wife of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday by the country’s anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal.
Her husband has been hit with a string of charges including bribery, corruption and money laundering.
According to a government official, Rosmah Mansor is expected to be charged in a scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund.
The official, who declined to be named, said Mansor was arrested after she was questioned by the agency for a third time over alleged theft and money laundering at the fund.
Rosmah’s lawyer, K. Kumaraendran, confirmed her arrest but declined to give details after she was questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Wearing a bright green traditional dress, Rosmah smiled at reporters but didn’t speak as she arrived at the agency’s building.
She was first summoned by the agency on June 5 and again on Sept. 26, when she was questioned for nearly 13 hours.
Local media have reported that she could face up to 20 charges, mostly related to money laundering.