UK imposed sanctions on Michael Jackson’s glove buyer
The British Foreign Office estimates the funds spent by the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea at $ 500 million. This money, in particular, was used to buy Michael Jackson’s glove for $ 275,000. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mange
The UK authorities announced the imposition of sanctions against five people involved in corruption in Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Iraq. The sanctions list, in particular, includes the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mange, the son of the current President of the country Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been ruling the African state since 1979.
The British Foreign Office said Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mange was involved in embezzlement of public funds, corrupt deals and extortion of bribes “to finance a luxurious lifestyle incompatible with his official salary.” The Foreign Office estimates the amount of funds spent by the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea at $ 500 million, the money was spent on a mansion in Paris ($ 100 million), a private jet ($ 38 million), dozens of luxury cars and other things, including Michael’s rhinestone glove Jackson ($ 275,000), which the singer wore during the Bad tour.
Two Colombians, who, according to the British Foreign Office, profited by inflating the prices of food and other goods supplied to Venezuela as part of government programs to help the poor, also fell under the sanctions. The actions of Alex Nain Saab Moran and Alvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas “brought new suffering to the Venezuelans who already live in poverty,” the Foreign Ministry said. (currently in an Iraqi prison for gross embezzlement and other corruption crimes) and Zimbabwean businessman Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirey, accused of embezzling public funds.
“The actions we have taken today are aimed at people who are filling their pockets at the expense of fellow citizens. The UK is committed to fighting corruption and bringing to justice those responsible for its devastating effects, ”said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.