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US Authorities Move to Seize Ex-Gambia Dictator's Mansion

WorldNews Thursday, 16 July 2020
US Authorities Move to Seize Ex-Gambia Dictator's MansionFormer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh used bribery proceeds and stolen government funds to buy a mansion in a suburb of Washington, D.C., U.S. authorities allege in a lawsuit seeking to seize the property. The west African nation's longtime dictator conspired to launder roughly $3.5 million in "corruption proceeds" through the purchase of a lavish home in Potomac, Maryland, the Justice Department said in a civil forfeiture complaint filed Wednesday. Jammeh was 29 when he...
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Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh used bribery proceeds and stolen government funds to buy a mansion in a suburb of Washington, D.C., U.S. authorities allege in a lawsuit seeking to seize the property. Katie Johnston reports.

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