Update: A spokesperson for Vulcan has denied an Africa Review report that Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen is headed to court in Botswana after he and his sister allegedly tried to smuggle giraffe bones out of the African nation.
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ﾒ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. ﾓ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,ﾔ reads a statement by one of Allenﾒs bodyguards.