U.S. Brings Civil Forfeiture Case against Property of Former Gambian President

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

                On July 15, 2020, the United States Department of Justice brought a civil forfeiture complaint,[1] demanding the forfeiture of a mansion in Potomac, Maryland on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. Yahya Jammeh, the former president of The Gambia, acquired the property with approximately $3.5 million in corruption proceeds through a trust established by his wife Zineb Jammeh.[2]



[1]    United States v. Real Property Located in Potomac, Maryland, Commonly Known As 9908 Bentcross Drive, Potomac, Md 20854 et al, U.S. District Court for the D. of Maryland, Case 8:20-cv-02071, Verified Complaint for Civil Forfeiture in Rem, July 15, 2020 https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1294611/download.

 

[2]    U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Justice Seeks Recovery of Approximately $3.5 Million in Corruption Proceeds Linked to Ex-President of The Gambia, Press Rel., July 15, 2020.