Senegal court jails ex-president's son for corruption

March 23, 2015 4:41 PM

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Senegal court jails ex-president's son for corruption

DAKAR (Reuters) - The son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was jailed for six years for corruption on Monday, dealing a blow to his hopes of running for office and deepening fault lines in the country's political landscape.

The court in the capital Dakar, which found Karim Wade guilty of hiding funds in offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Panama, also fined him 138 billion CFA francs ($228 million).

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