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Thatcher Pleads Guilty in Africa Coup Plot

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Thatcher Pleads Guilty in Africa Coup Plot

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Thatcher Pleads Guilty in Africa Coup Plot

Thatcher Pleads Guilty in Africa Coup Plot

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Sir Mark Thatcher, son of famed former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, pleads guilty to inadvertently bankrolling an alleged coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea. Thatcher will pay a $563,000 fine in a deal that lets him leave South Africa to rejoin his family in the United States. NPR's Jason Beaubien and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss the case.