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  • Son of Equatorial Guinea’s president convicted in France
  • Gets 3-year suspended jail term and suspended $34.9m fine
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue on June 24, 2013.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue on June 24, 2013.

Photographer: Jerome Leroy/AFP via Getty Images
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The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president was found guilty by the Paris criminal court of using ill-gotten gains to buy assets in France ranging from a mansion worth more than 100 million euros ($116 million) near the Champs-Elysees in Paris to a fleet of super-cars, including a Bugatti Veyron, a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Maserati.

While Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who is his country’s vice president, won’t have to serve any jail time, judges decided to confiscate assets seized during the investigation worth tens of millions of euros. He was given a 3-year suspended jail sentence and a suspended fine of 30 million euros.