posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 03:55 PM
The United States government has refused a residence visa for mark Thatcher. The application came after Thatcher, the son of former Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher, had plead guilty to South Africa's anti-mercenary laws in a failed coup attempt. Thatchers wife and family reside in Texas.
LONDON, England (AP) -- Sir Mark Thatcher said Sunday that American authorities had rejected his application for a visa to live in the United States
with his wife and children.
The son of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher applied for the visa after pleading guilty to violating South Africa's anti-mercenary laws by
unwittingly helping bankroll a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea. He received a four-year suspended sentence and was fined U.S.$506,000 (euro381,000).
"It is quite true that my visa application has been rejected," Mark Thatcher said in a statement released by his spokesman, Lord Bell. "It was always
a calculated risk when I plea bargained in South Africa."
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Well, fail in your coup attempt and you shall be denied entry. He can reapply in two years, but the statement said that he was warned about even
coming as a tourist. I wonder if his wife is a U.S. citizen or simply has a residence visa. AT any rate, he gets to keep living with mom in London for
the time being.