April 17, 2012


Judge: Obama Administration Must Return Michael Jackson's Glove to Dictator's Son

Pete Marovich
Pete Marovich

Last October, Barack Obama's administration seized $71 million of property from the son of an African dictator living in the United States, including Michael Jackson's crystal-covered glove worn on the Bad Tour. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a federal judge has ruled that the administration may have to give it all back.

That property includes yachts, cars, private planes, a $30 million mansion in Malibu, Calif., and $1.8 million in Michael Jackson memorabilia that Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, bought on a celebrity memorabilia binge while living in the United States.

According to the judge, the administration may have to give the property back because although there was an international warrant issued for the arrest of Nguema, he has never been convicted of a crime in the U.S.

Although Equatorial Guinea is vastly wealthy with oil, timber and minerals, 70% of the country lives in extreme poverty. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue lived in unimaginable wealth while in the United States, partying with Playboy Bunnies and driving $2 million Bugattis.

His Bugatti-oriented gluttony was apparently off the charts. According to Foreign Policy, "His favorite was a blue Bugatti Veyron, a car that can reach speeds of more than 250 miles per hour and sells new for about $2 million. One night, Teodorin parked his toy near the entrance of L'Ermitage, a favorite hangout where he'd gone for drinks. When he saw gawkers stop to admire it, he sent [his chauffeur] back to Malibu by cab so [the chauffeur] could drive back his second Bugatti to park next to it."

Man, what an evil dude.

What do you think? Is it fair that the Obama administration should have to give all of his stuff back? Let us know in the comments!