The Guardian: Chinese business tycoon and Bannon ally Guo Wengui arrested in $1bn fraud conspiracy

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In October 2022, the New Yorker described how his application to buy the penthouse at an exclusive building on Fifth Avenue included “a personal recommendation from Tony Blair, Britain’s former prime minister, [who] said, ‘Miles is honest, forthright and has impeccable taste.’”

The same report, however, said that in China, Guo was “at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving corruption and espionage”.

Guo was also reported to have “paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump advisers, including Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani and the attorney L Lin Wood, who joined efforts to overturn the 2020 election”.