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France Can Offer Justice to Corruption Victims

Expand A picture taken on February 14, 2012 on the Avenue Foch in Paris shows a truck at the entrance of Paris residence of the son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang, being searched by French police as part of a corruption probe. © 2012 Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images A Paris criminal court recently convicted Equatorial Guinea’s vice president in absentia of laundering more than US$120 million of his country’s assets in France, and seized his ill-gotten gains. The case, initiated by two French organizations and litigated for a decade, is a first for France and paves the way for…

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