After years of highly publicized trials in Europe, a new judicial case has been opened on allegedly "ill-gotten gains" by the family of Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of Congo-Brazzaville, in the United States this time. Two Florida federal prosecutors have initiated proceedings last month on the behalf of the United States Department of Justice to seize a luxury property in Florida estimated at close to $ 3 million, which they claim was acquired by Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, the son of the Congolese dictator Denis Sassou-Nguesso.
They loot their countries, swim in a sea of wealth and stash funds away from their empoverished homelands, mostly in Western foreign lands, while their people are starving or dying from easily preventable diseases, and their killing squads are brutally murdering those who dare to speak up against corruption, embezzlement and tyranny.
"They" are tyrants and corrupt foreign leaders and their relatives and confidents. They come from all over the World. Africa counts many. After siphoning the economies of their countries, they use the loot to buy mansions, private jets, yachts, rare paintings and artworks, luxury apartments, jewelry, million dollar cars, and other expensive items in the West or hide the money through shell companies.
They loot their countries, swim in a sea of wealth and orgies farther from their homelands, mostly in Western foreign lands, especially the United States, while their people are starving or dying from easily preventable diseases, and their killing squads are brutally murdering those who dare to speak up against corruption, embezzlement and tyranny.
"They" are tyrants and corrupt foreign leaders and their relatives. Some of the most notorious are from Africa. The latest case, involving Samuel Mebiame, the son of the late Gabon Prime Minister Leon Mebiame, highlights the extent of corruption and kleptocracy in Africa.
"We are aware of the reports and are reviewing them. While we cannot comment on the specifics of these alleged documents, the US Department of Justice takes very seriously all credible allegations of high-level, foreign corruption that might have a link to the United States or the US financial system,” US Department of Justice Spokesperson Peter Carr has told the media, while referring to what is now known as the Panama Papers Revelations.
The Panama Papers Revelations refer to the leak of around 11.5 million documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca that were given to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and a large network of international partners, including the Guardian and the BBC.
Among the revelations contained in the leak are the financial dealings by world political leaders or their close associates, stars, business magnates,