LondonJuly 22 – The United Kingdom sanctioned the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea on Thursday for embezzling millions of dollars, according to London, that were spent on luxury mansions, private jets and a $275,000 glove that Michael Jackson wore during the “Bad” tour.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has announced new sanctions against the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Mange, for his misuse of state funds.
London said Obiang was involved in “corrupt recruitment deals and soliciting bribes to fund a luxurious lifestyle incompatible with his official salary as a government minister”.
In this context, he said he had bought a $100 million mansion in Paris, a $38 million private plane, a luxury yacht, and dozens of luxury cars, including Ferrari, Bentley and Aston Martin.
The British foreign secretary said he also bought “a range of Michael Jackson memorabilia, including a $275,000 crystal-encrusted glove that Jackson wore on his ‘bad’ tour.”
The UK has also imposed sanctions on four other people: Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirei of Zimbabwe, Alex Nine Saab Moran, Alvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas of Venezuela, and Nofal Hammadi Al-Sultan of Iraq.
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