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Posts Tagged: France

Sarkozy faces corruption charges

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with corruption and taking illegal campaign contributions from the Libyan government.

Police took him into custody in Paris Tuesday for questioning.

Prosecutors believe part of his successful 2007 campaign was illegally financed by as much as €50 million ($61 million) from Libya’s government.… Continue Reading

Olympic anti-corruption measures, in three dimensions

The Olympic Games, which open today, have become a powerful symbol in the global anti-corruption movement. They lay bare the worldwide human tendency to abuse entrusted authority for private gain. But so too do they highlight the emergent global resolve to address it and the myriad tools now at our disposal.… Continue Reading

French court strips Obiang of local assets after embezzlement conviction

A French court last week convicted Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, of embezzling public money and spending it on himself.

The judge confiscated all of Obiang’s assets in France, fined him €30 million ($35 million), and gave him a suspended three-year prison sentence.… Continue Reading

Airbus graft probe spreads to United States

Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found “inaccuracies in filings” made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.… Continue Reading

Teddy Obiang on trial in Paris for embezzlement

The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president went on trial this week in France for embezzling more than $112 million from his country’s treasury.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, also known as Teddy Obiang, is the second vice president of Equatorial Guinea.… Continue Reading