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US Moves To Seize Ex-Gambia Dictator Yahya Jammeh’s $3.5m Mansion Bought With “Stolen” Funds



Former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, used bribery proceeds and stolen government funds to buy a mansion in a suburb of Washington, DC, US authorities allege in a lawsuit seeking to seize the property.

The West African nation’s longtime dictator conspired to launder roughly $3.5 million in “corruption proceeds” through the purchase of a lavish home in Potomac, Maryland, the Justice Department said in a civil forfeiture complaint filed Wednesday.

Jammeh was 29 when he took power in a 1994 military coup. He ruled Gambia for more than 22 years. He and his wife, Zineb Jammeh, fled into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he lost a December 2016 presidential election to Adama Barrow.

Jammeh acquired at least 281 properties during his time in office and operated more than 100 private bank accounts directly or through companies or foundations in which he has shares or interest, according to the Justice Department’s civil complaint.

 

20 thoughts on “US Moves To Seize Ex-Gambia Dictator Yahya Jammeh’s $3.5m Mansion Bought With “Stolen” Funds”

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