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Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial over his multi-million dollar fortune
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:19 AM EDT
An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.
Wade, who was a minister in the government of his father Abdoulaye Wade, was arrested last April following a months-long investigation into how he amassed a fortune estimated at more than $1.3 billion. He remains in detention.
Diop said the amount Wade will be accused of illegally amassing has been reduced to around $700 million.
The former president was voted out of office in 2012 and several officials in his government have been charged with illicit enrichment.