US Justice Dept officials asked Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan for details of 1MDB dealings, travelled to Malaysia: Sources

Traffic passes a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Traffic passes a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Officials of the United States Department of Justice have asked Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan for details of their dealings with Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), as global investigations into the troubled state fund widen, banking sources said on Friday (April 1).

US officials have also travelled to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to speak to people with close links to the fund, three sources have told Reuters.

They said JPMorgan and Deutsche were not the target of the investigations at this stage, but had only been asked to provide details.

Both banks and the US Justice Department declined to comment.