Senegal seeks seven-year sentence for ex-president Wade's son

February 18, 2015 12:17 PM

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Senegal seeks seven-year sentence for ex-president Wade's son

DAKAR (Reuters) - A Sengalese special prosecutor is seeking a seven-year prison sentence for Karim Wade, the son of a former president, on charges of illicit enrichment, Wade's lawyer said on Wednesday.

The prosecutor also wants to suspend Wade's political rights, a threat to his career. Wade headed several ministries during the presidency of his father, Abdoulaye Wade, and is seen by many in the historically stable West African country as a future leader.

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