By Julian Pecquet - 01/24/14 10:52 AM EST
The State and Treasury departments are investigating whether Dennis Rodman broke the law on his most recent trip to North Korea, The Daily Beast reports.
The former basketball star reportedly offered luxury gifts to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for his 31st birthday, including expensive whiskey and a fur coat for his wife. The gifts would violate the 2010 International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as well as several United Nations sanctions.
The trip, billed as an effort to help build better relations with North Korea through sports diplomacy, is widely seen as having been a PR disaster for Rodman, especially after he suggested imprisoned American Kenneth Bae had violated North Korean law and deserved to be in jail.
Please send tips and comments to Julian Pecquet: email@example.com