French judges seek arrest of Equatorial Guinea leader's son - source

PARIS Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:09pm BST

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PARIS (Reuters) - Two French judges sought an international arrest warrant for the son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema on money laundering charges, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

The two judges, Roger Le Loire and Rene Grouman, consider there are grounds to suspect that Teodorin Obiang, who is agriculture minister in the small oil-rich central African country, acquired real estate in France by fraud.

(Reporting by Thierry Leveque; writing by Leigh Thomas; editing by Daniel Flynn, John Stonestreet)


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