The Malaysian people were defrauded on an enormous scale.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" might have been a little too realistic.
A new Department of Justice lawsuit claims the hit 2013 movie was funded with stolen money.
The cash came from a fund meant to help Malaysia, but its overseers used $3.5 billion to buy expensive art, a $35 million private jet and to finance the movie.
The lawsuit names Riza Shahriz Bin Abdul Aziz, a co-founder of the Red Granite Pictures production company.
Of the $3.5 billion allegedly stolen, $100 million went to the movie, the lawsuit claims. The movie grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, which made it director Martin Scorsese's highest-grossing film -- besting Scorsese classics like "Goodfellas" and "Raging Bull."
Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said Malaysia never saw a penny of that money, NBC News reports.
Red Granite said in a statement that none of the movie's funds were illegitimate to its knowledge and is confident that "it will be clear that Riza Aziz and Red Granite did nothing wrong."
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