Rapper Eve has become entangled in what’s being described as a “massive U.S. Senate investigation into the illicit movement of millions of foreign dollars through the American financial system,” according to ABCNews.com.
Reports indicate that Senate investigators have been tracking money flowing in and out of the United States from accounts held by Eve’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, Teodorin Nguema Obiang, son of Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
According to the investigative report, Eve was among middle men (as well as lawyers, escrow and real estate agents) to set up shell companies in the United States. Obiang allegedly used those companies to wire funds, allowing him to make numerous expensive purchases.
Eve’s supposed role in the scheme amounts only to a “cameo,” as most of the tasks are thought to have been carried out by two Los Angeles lawyers.
Eve’s publicist didd not respond to requests for comment, though the rapper is planning to release a new album, Lip Lock, this year.