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

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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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Former US basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is surrounded by the media as he arrives at Beijing International Airport from North Korea on January 13, 2014. Rodman returned to China from Pyongyang after a seven-day trip where he sang 'Happy birthday to you!' to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on January 8. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) arrives at Beijing International Airport from North Korea on January 13, 2014. An emotional Dennis Rodman appeared to break down on January 13 as he apologised on his return from a controversial trip to North Korea, where he sang 'Happy Birthday' to regime leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
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