Congo’s President Denis Sassou daughter charged with corruption

Vastavam web: French investigators have charged the daughter and son-in-law of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso with corruption, judicial sources said today.Julienne Sassou Nguesso, 50, and her 53-year-old husband Guy Johnson were placed under investigation this week for “money laundering and misuse of public funds”, the sources told AFP. The development is part of a series of inquiries by the French authorities into the assets of three African presidential families that began in 2010.
French investigators have been looking into the entire Nguesso clan as well as relatives of Gabon’s late president Omar Bongo and his son, the current ruler, and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea.The trial sets a precedent for France which has long turned a blind eye to African dictators parking ill-gotten gains in Parisian real estate and luxury products.