Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs following an investigation into a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal that led to the demise of state fund 1MDB.

The US bank has been under scrutiny for its role in helping to raise $6.5bn through bond offerings for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations in at least six countries...

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