French court confirms 3-year suspended jail for Equatorial Guinea leader’s son

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on June 24, 2013, Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang and the country's vice-president in charge of security and defence, arrives at Malabo Stadium in Malabo, to attend ceremonies to celebrate his 41st birthday. - The Paris appeals court on February 10, 2020, has confirmed a three-year suspended jail sentence for Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader and its vice president, on graft charges. The court also ordered Obiang to pay 30 million euros ($32.9 million) -- a fine suspended in the initial ruling in 2017. Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema who has ruled the west African state for the last 40 years, was convicted of using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Paris. (Photo by JEROME LEROY / AFP)

The Paris appeals court on Monday confirmed a three-year suspended jail sentence for Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader and its vice president, on graft charges.

The court also ordered Obiang to pay 30 million euros ($32.9 million), a fine suspended in the initial ruling in 2017.

Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema who has ruled the West African state for the last 40 years, was convicted of using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Paris.


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