Michael Jackson Glove, Other Alleged Loot Not In US Hands Yet

Law360, Los Angeles (April 12, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Thursday shot down the U.S. government’s attempt to seize $32 million in purportedly ill-gotten property — including a bejeweled Michael Jackson glove — from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, saying federal attorneys need to detail how the foreign government minister embezzled funds.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted a motion by the Guinean president’s son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, to dismiss the government’s forfeiture action, agreeing that U.S. Department of Justice lawyers had failed to sufficiently allege in their complaint...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. One White Crystal Covered Bad Tour Glove and Other Michael Jackson Memorabilia

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Forfeit/Penalty: Other


George H. Wu

Date Filed

April 28, 2011

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