France approves arrest warrant for son of Equatorial Guinea president

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:59 AM
France approves arrest warrant for son of Equatorial Guinea president

PARIS (Reuters) - A French prosecutor on Wednesday approved an investigator's request for an international arrest warrant for the son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema on money laundering charges, a judicial source said.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, agriculture minister in the small oil-rich central African country, is suspected of acquiring real estate in France by fraud.

(Reporting By Thierry Leveque; Writing by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Jon Boyle)