The U.S. Justice Department on Friday (July 14 2017) filed a lawsuit seeking to recover assets that include a $50 million Manhattan apartment and an $80 million yacht that it said were bought using money generated from a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to a former Nigerian oil minister.
The civil lawsuit alleged that two Nigerian businessmen conspired with others to pay bribes to the minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who oversaw the African country’s state-owned oil company.
Alison-Madueke was charged with money laundering in Nigeria in April. She previously denied to Reuters any wrongdoing when questioned about missing public funds and corruption allegations.
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