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Dennis Rodman in trouble with the law over gifts fit for a dictator

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Dennis Rodman's recent trip to North Korea continues to have negative repercussions for the ex-NBA star.

Rodman has publicised his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, but now it seems he has gone a step to far - violating UN resolutions in the process.

During his recent trip to the secretive nation he is alleged to have presented Kim with $10,000 worth of luxury gifts.

As reported by Foxsports the list of items thought to be to the dictator's tastes 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...as well as several bottles of Rodman's own 'Bad Ass Vodka'."

While this might have seemed like a good idea at the time to the ex-Chicago Bulls man, his generosity could be about to land the former player in trouble.

Under United Nations Council resolutions 1718 and 2094 the importing and exporting of luxury goods to and from North Korea is prohibited. 

And while we have never tasted 'Bad Ass Vodka', the gifts offered to Kim Jon Un on his 31st birthday seem highly likely to fall under this category.

David Asher, a former State Department employee, feared the worst for the much maligned Rodman:

"It does look to me that there is a potential violation here, and, if true, it's a sanctionable offense," he told The Daily Beast.

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