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Dennis Rodman may have violated U.S. sanctions against North Korea

Did Rodman Violate U.S. Sanctions During N. Korea Trip?

Dennis Rodman could be in some legal trouble after his highly-publicized trip to North Korea earlier this month.

The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating whether Rodman violated U.S. sanctions against the reclusive country during his latest trip - reportedly spending more than $10,000 on gifts for Kim Jong Un's birthday.

As first reported by The Daily Beast, the list of gifts reportedly included: "hundreds of dollars worth of Irish Jameson whiskey, European crystal, an Italian suit, a fur coat, and an English Mulberry handbag for Kim's wife."

The problem is, current U.S. sanctions ban the import of luxury goods to North Korea, and there's a chance Rodman's pricey gifts might have violated those sanctions.

The news follows a string of negative reports about "The Worm" since his visit to North Korea with several other former NBA players earlier this month.

The Daily Beast reports if Rodman were to get the harshest punishment possible, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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Nate January 25 2014 at 11:45 AM

Thatta Boy Worm!!!...Not a real good month eh???

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ih8gmc January 25 2014 at 11:46 AM

tell him to stay there. just go away. ass-hole, go live with you best friend.

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Owen January 25 2014 at 11:46 AM

wow rodman, sure showered the little fat munckin, of north korea, with all sorts of toys

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raydar67 January 25 2014 at 11:47 AM

And,as usual the people keep on suffering.

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aaldrew January 25 2014 at 11:47 AM

They knew he was going. Why didn't they tell him he could not?

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mrbrian200 aaldrew January 25 2014 at 12:08 PM

Quite likely they did notify him (or his lawyer). Also likely before a previous trip and he either forgot, chose to ignore, or the information was forwarded and he didn't read it. I personally lean toward the idea he was aware but decided (because he's a celebrity) the US govt. wouldn't do anything under a certain $value. $10k isn't that terribly much in the grand scale of things- to Rodman these items wouldn't seem any more significant than a "box of chocolates" to the rest of us.

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bigtaz19764932 January 25 2014 at 11:49 AM

Good send his ass to jail. Bubba will welcome him.

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tiredandfedup January 25 2014 at 11:49 AM

Oh Dennis, You poor washed up attention ***** your in trouble now!!!!!!

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cnmcnm January 25 2014 at 11:49 AM

HANG Rodman..........what a stupid guy.....He belongs in JAIL...

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ramonbatt cnmcnm January 25 2014 at 12:09 PM

Why do you hate those who stand for something while you stand for nothing!

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Todd January 25 2014 at 11:53 AM

The government gives weapons to a Mexican drug cartel and nobody gets in any trouble, but this idiot gives "luxury goods" away and might get 20. We are becoming a bad joke.

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bbh907 January 25 2014 at 11:55 AM

I doubt anything is going to happen to him.I'm guessing he'll get slapped with a fine if anything.I would like to know how he got to North Korea to begin with.Are there direct flights from USA to there? Also, if he was taking all of these gifts with him,and it's a direct violation of US sanctions against NK,why weren't they confiscated before he got there?

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