Congolese Prez's Son Fights Deposition Efforts In $1B Spat

By Rick Archer (October 28, 2016, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The son of the president of the Republic of the Congo asked a D.C. federal court Thursday to deny a motion to depose him as part of an effort to collect a $1 billion arbitration award against his country, arguing he is a sitting legislator only tangentially related to the case.

Denis-Christel Sassou Nguesso, a member of Congo's Parliament as well as son of Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, claimed he has no information on the funds due to Commissions Import Export S.A., known as Commisimpex for short, for the default judgment it was awarded against the Congo in 2013, and...

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