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He has been ordered to forfeit US$43.7 million (S$60.2 million). These are the first U.S. criminal charges in the case which spawned investigations around the world. Leissner, Ng and others received large bonuses in connection with that revenue. But more than US$2.7 billion went to kickbacks and bribes, according to the charges.
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