To link to this article, copy this persistent link:
(Oct 06, 2008) On September 29, 2008, a court of appeal in Bordeaux, France, confirmed a June 2007 ruling ordering Omar Bongo, the President of Gabon, to return €457,347 (about US$654,000) to the son of a French company director. This ruling is enforceable even if a further appeal is initiated.
The company director, Rene Cardona, was imprisoned in 1996, in Libreville, Gabon, following a dispute with Bongo over the sale of an arms and fishing company. In order to secure his release, Cardona's son had paid the amount in question into Bongo's personal banking account. (French Appeal Court Orders Gabon's Bongo to Return 460,000 Euros, AFP (in French), Oct. 1, 2008, Open Source Center No. EUP20081001950023.)
|Author:||Constance Johnson More by this author|
|Topic:||Criminal law and procedure More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||France / Gabon More about this jurisdiction|
Search Legal News
Find legal news by topic, country, keyword, date, or author.
Global Legal Monitor RSS
Get the Global Legal Monitor delivered to your inbox. Sign up for RSS service.
The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the GLM.
Last updated: 10/06/2008