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Entries in Equatorial Guinea (16)

Wednesday
Mar302016

Paper: Asset recovery cases against Obiang show weakness in U.S. enforcement regime

A recent paper I published in the Journal of Money Laundering Control looks at a prominent series of cases brought by the United States and France against assets owned by Teodoro Nguema Obiang, Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and son of the country's president.

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Tuesday
Mar222016

Martin Kenney: Kleptocracy stinks. The DOJ fights back ‘with impact’

It is repellent to read how a tiny African country like Equatorial Guinea has been systematically plundered. For the culprit to be a member of the ruling family only adds weight to the wrong.

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Tuesday
Apr282015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Eleven): Future BOTAs and dictators' money

The BOTA Foundation was able to take the $115 million from the corruption case associated with James GIffen and use it effectively and efficiently to assist more than 200,000 poor children, youth and their families in Kazakhstan. 

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Wednesday
Nov122014

SBM Offshore pays $240 million to resolve Dutch bribe allegations, receives DOJ declination 

SBM Offshore CEO Bruno Chabas (Image courtesy of SBM)SBM Offshore agreed to pay $240 million to Dutch authorities Wednesday to settle allegations that it bribed government officials in Angola, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

A DOJ initiative that helps corruption's victims

We reported on Monday that the DOJ had announced a $30 million settlement with a vice president of Equatorial Guinea under its Kleptocracy Initiative. I hope the world noticed the noble and sensible purposes to which DOJ is putting these funds.

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Monday
Oct132014

‘Shameless’ kleptocrat Teddy Obiang forfeits $30 million in DOJ settlement

The Department of Justice said Friday it reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture cases against assets in the United States owned by the Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro (Teddy) Nguema Obiang Mangue that he purchased with the proceeds of corruption.  

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Thursday
Aug072014

SBM Offshore reserves $240 million for potential ‘sales practices’ settlement

Netherlands-based SBM Offshore included a $240 million provision in its financial statement for the first half of the year in anticipation of a potential settlement for improper sales practices.

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Friday
Aug012014

Former Putin media chief tied to $28 million California real estate

Mikhail Lesin, left, with Russia Prsident Vladimir PutinThe Russian media boss who served as the Kremlin press secretary and helped set up the state-funded RT network has bought at least three houses in the Los Angeles area worth over $28 million, a U.S. senator said this week.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Report: DOJ to settle $70 million forfeiture action with Teddy Obiang 

The DOJ said last week it will settle a corruption-related civil forfeiture action involving more than $70 million in U.S. assets amassed by the son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator.

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Friday
Jul182014

Miners beware: Risk of anti-corruption enforcement never bigger

Anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving international mining projects are breaking out all over.

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