The Secret Life of a Shopaholic

Global Witness
Publication Date:
17 November 2009
Equatorial Guinea, Corruption, United States, Canada and Africa

Confidential U.S. government documents strongly suggest that Teodorin  Obiang, son of the dictator of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, purchased a $33 million private jet, a $35 million Malibu mansion, speedboats and a  fleet of fast cars using corruptly acquired funds. This report, ‘The  Secret Life of a Shopaholic', explains how, despite the ample evidence against him, the investigation is going nowhere and Teodorin continues to be allowed into the United States.