In Pursuit Of Corrupted Foreign Officials

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 3:25 PM EST) -- In recent years, the former minister of agriculture and forestry in Equatorial Guinea earned $5,000 per month. Despite his modest wages, his recent purchases in the United States included a $35 million Malibu estate with pools and four private golf holes, a $33.8 million Gulfstream jet and $2.4 million in luxury cars.

In fact, from 2005 to 2007, the minister brought at least $75 million to the United States — nearly twice the amount set aside by Equatorial Guinea for its annual national education budget. This...
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