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Goldman Sachs settles 1MDB dispute with Malaysia for $ 3.9 billion

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. the government of Malaysia will pay $ 2.5 billion for its role in the alleged multi-billion dollar theft of a government investment fund, nearly ending the Wall Street bank in one of the worst scandals in its history.

Goldman also guaranteed the recovery of $ 1.4 billion in assets allegedly stolen from the fund, according to an agreement announced separately Friday by the bank and the Malaysian Ministry of Finance.