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Leonardo DiCaprio hands over Brando's Oscar, other artefacts to US govt

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Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has returned Marlon Brando's best actor Oscar statuette to the US government as part of an investigation into the money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund. DiCaprio received Brando's Oscar and other artefacts as his 38th birthday gift in 2012 from business associates at Red Granite Pictures, which also funded his film Wolf of Wall Street. The 42-year-old actor has voluntarily handed over the Oscar statuette and other expensive gifts amid an investigation into a USD 3.5-billion money-laundering scheme.

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