U.S. and Jersey Return $311.17 of Stolen Abacha Funds to Nigeria

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 

On May 4, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the transfer of $311,797.876.11 to the Nigerian government pursuant to a February 3, 2020 trilateral agreement among the governments of the U.S., Nigeria, and Jersey.[1] The agreement repatriates assets the U.S. forfeited that were traceable to the kleptocracy of former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his co-conspirators.[2]