US Suffers Blow In Seizure Case Over Michael Jackson Glove

Law360, Los Angeles (June 20, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday ruled the U.S. government must show it reasonably suspected $32 million in property — including a bejeweled Michael Jackson glove — had been illegally acquired by the son of Equatorial Guinea's president at the time it began a forfeiture action, saying it cannot rely on evidence it has since developed.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu agreed with the Guinean president’s son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, that it would be unfair if the U.S. Department of Justice could show probable cause...
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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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