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USA Today, November 7, 2011 - Robert E. Williams, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an article titled "Probe of Alleged Extortion Targets Son of African Leader." The article describes recent Department of Justice efforts to seize over $70 million in assets, including a Malibu estate purchased for $30 million in 2006, owned by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of Equatorial Guinea's long-time dictator. An article based on Williams' research on corruption and human rights abuse in Equatorial Guinea was published in Human Rights Quarterly in August.