Owner Paul Allen Going to Africa to Face Charges of Stealing Giraffe Bones
This is what wealthy people do when they have too much time on their hands. At first, I didn’t even believe this was a real story, but alas it is true.
I met Paul Allen once in New Orleans and from that experience I can totally see this happening.
Microsoft founder and American billionaire Paul Allen will appear in a Botswana court in October for allegedly attempting to smuggle giraffe bones to the US.
According to the King County Superior Court, a safari guide was arrested and detained in Maun, Botswana’s tourism capital, by customs officials after the Microsoft co-founder and current Seahawks owner (Allen) and his sister Jody, tried to sneak home the bones while on safari in Botswana. Court papers charge that a review of the trip to Botswana by the Allens had revealed a pattern of illegality.
“The acts I have witnessed and had to engage in to perform my job to the expectations of my principals leave me with no choice other than to constructively terminate my employment,” reads a statement by one of Allen’s bodyguards.
Blazers Edge goes on to tell the story how Allen and his sister were doing some other interesting things while over in Botswana.
Allen will be called as a witness, but he better be careful, I would imagine the court system works a little different there than in the states.
Can’t count on Nancy Grace getting him out if he runs into some trouble.