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He gave his girlfriends $80,000 a day: Africa’s most spoiled son exposed

The Equatorial Guinea dictator’s heir met his match with a Parisian court, which has slapped a huge fine on him

Henry Samuel

THE vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, the son of the country’s leader and notorious for his colourful lifestyle and lavish spending, was handed a three-year suspended jail sentence and a €30m fine for corruption by a Paris court on Monday, confirming his guilt in one of a string of high-profile “ill-gotten gains” trials.

Teodorin Obiang, whose father, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has been the African state’s autocratic ruler for 40 years, was convicted of using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Paris.

Judges increased the severity of the sentence from the initial 2017 trial, in which Obiang, 50, was convicted but the fine suspended pending an appeal...

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