US Stymied Again In Seizure Action Over King Of Pop's Glove

Law360, Los Angeles (August 19, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge indicated Monday he will toss most of the U.S. government's forfeiture action against the son of Equatorial Guinea's president, finding authorities lacked probable cause to accuse him of illegally acquiring $32 million in property — including a bejeweled Michael Jackson glove.

In the DOJ's original complaint, it requested the forfeiture of about $75 million worth of property it claimed Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue wrongfully obtained after his father appointed him minister of agriculture and forestry; that amount was later amended to $32...
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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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