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Breaking news - Mark Thatcher to plead guilty

Jim Jepps

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher has pleaded guilty to charges over the plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea.

In a plea bargain deal where he also dished dirt on former comrades Mark Thatcher admitted to charges of allowing a helicopter he owns to be used in the attempted to overthrow the government in Equatorial Guinea.

In return Mark Thatcher received a suspended jail sentence and a quarter of a million pound fine. Despite the fact that Equatorial Guinea police wanted to interview him (understandably) he was allowed to go free and has left the country, no doubt to eventually join his family in the USA.

The ANC has described the ruling as an "abomination" and a "miscarriage of justice". It seems that multi millionaires can attempt to overthrow governments in Africa with relative impunity. Mark's Mum said she was delighted with the news.


You can read this story at

Thatcher 'guilty plea' over coup

Thatcher fined over coup plot

on the BBC website



January 2005


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