LONDON, Jul 22 (.) – Britain sanctioned the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president on Thursday for embezzling millions of dollars that London says was spent on luxury mansions, private jets and a $ 275,000 glove worn by Michael Jackson. during the “Bad” tour.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab announced new sanctions against Teodoro Obiang Mangue, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, for his misuse of state funds.
London said Obiang participated in “corrupt hiring deals and solicited bribes to finance a lavish lifestyle that is inconsistent with his official salary as a government minister.”
In this context, he said he bought a $ 100 million mansion in Paris, a $ 38 million private jet, a luxury yacht and dozens of luxury vehicles, including Ferrari, Bentley and Aston Martin.
The British Foreign Minister said he also bought “a collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia, including a $ 275,000 crystal-covered glove that Jackson wore on his ‘Bad’ tour.”
The United Kingdom also sanctioned four other people: Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirei from Zimbabwe, Alex Nain Saab Morán and Álvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas from Venezuela and Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan from Iraq.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)