Brazil suspects Equatorial Guinea money-laundering scheme
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian officials say $16 million in undeclared cash and luxury watches seized from the delegation of Equatorial Guinea's vice president may have been part of an effort to launder money embezzled from the African country's government.
Police at an airport in Sao Paulo last month seized the valuables that were packed in the luggage of a delegation accompanying Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.
E. Guinea: Brazil search of VP delegation suitcases illegal
SAO PAULO (AP) — Equatorial Guinea on Monday accused Brazilian authorities of conducting an illegal search and seizure of the contents of suitcases belonging to a delegation that included the African country's vice president.
Brazilian media have reported that authorities seized around $16 million worth of cash and jewelry at an airport in Sao Paulo state on Friday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A United Nations court ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction over a dispute between France and Equatorial Guinea that centers on whether a mansion on a swanky Paris avenue is a diplomatic outpost for the Central African nation.
France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — French lawyers on Monday urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by Equatorial Guinea in 2016 seeking to prevent the prosecution in France — which has since happened — of the African nation's vice president on money laundering and other charges linked to his opulent lifestyle.
Son of Equatorial Guinea leader sentenced for embezzlement
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Friday handed the son of Equatorial Guinea's president a suspended sentence of three years in prison for embezzling millions in public money, in the first of several planned trials in France of foreign figures allegedly thriving on ill-gotten gains.
PARIS (AP) — France put the elusive son of Equatorial Guinea's president on trial Monday for spending and investing tens of millions of dollars in France with funds allegedly stemming from corruption, embezzlement and extortion in his country.
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who was named vice president of Equatorial Guinea by his father after the French judicial noose tightened around him, has claimed he has immunity from prosecution and didn't appear before the Paris court when his trial opened.
French corruption trial of African leader’s son postponed
PARIS (AP) — A French court has granted the son of Equatorial Guinea's president more time to prepare his defense against charges that he spent millions in government funds on high-end cars, art and real estate abroad while his compatriots languish in poverty.
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue's lawyer requested a delay in the trial, arguing that he hadn't had enough preparation time. Defense lawyer Emmanuel Marsigny said the court approved the request Wednesday.
Son of Equatorial Guinea’s president on trial in France
PARIS (AP) — After years of investigation, France on Monday put the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea on trial for corruption, charged with spending many millions in state funds — much of it allegedly in cash — to feed an opulent lifestyle of fast cars, designer clothes, works of art and high-end real estate.
World court refuses to block trial of Equatorial Guinea VP
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president can go ahead next month after the United Nations' highest court on Wednesday refused to order France to halt the prosecution.
France: Equatorial Guinea’s world court case is abuse of law
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — France told judges at the United Nations' highest court on Tuesday that they do not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Equatorial Guinea aimed at halting a Paris money-laundering case against the son of the African nation's president.
Alain Pellet, a law professor representing France, told the International Court of Justice that Equatorial Guinea's case was a "flagrant and evident abuse of law."
Equatorial Guinea calls for end to French case against VP
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Equatorial Guinea on Monday called on the United Nations' highest court to urgently order France to halt a criminal case against the son of the African nation's leader on charges of misspending millions of euros of public funds, arguing that he is immune from prosecution.