E. Guinea’s leader’s son faces corruption probe

Geneva—Geneva prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a money laundering probe targeting the son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader, accused of plundering his country to buy luxuries including a private jet and Michael Jackson memorabilia.
As part of the investigation against Teodorin Obiang, authorities in the Swiss city have seized 11 cars, said Vincent Derouand, spokesman for prosecutors in Geneva’s cantonal government. Among them were a Porsche 918 Spyder, valued at more than 750,000 euros ($830,000) and a Bugatti Veyron which sells for in excess two million euros, according to the L’Hebdo news site. Obiang, 47, was in June promoted by his authoritarian father Teodoro Obiang Nguema to be vice president of the oil-rich west African nation.—APP

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