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Super.
03-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Mutombo may be a renowned basketball player and humanitarian. But as a UN Group of Experts report published last December makes clear, he's not much of a businessman. Mutombo had linked up with Houston-based oil executive Kase Lawal, a respected businessman whom President Barack Obama had appointed to the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation. According to the UN document (and as first reported by The Houston Chronicle), the two attempted to purchase what they thought was $30 million worth of gold from dealers in Kenya -- only to find out that the gold (most of which was probably counterfeit) was in the possession of a notorious Congolese warlord, who ended up profiting handsomely off of Mutombo and Lawal's blind enthusiasm and almost total lack of due diligence.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-warlord-and-the-basketball-star-a-story-of-congos-corrupt-gold-trade/253813/?single_page=true

Raps18-19 Champ
03-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Never mess with African warlords.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
03-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Isn't this old news?

KingOf215
03-01-2012, 07:09 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-warlord-and-the-basketball-star-a-story-of-congos-corrupt-gold-trade/253813/?single_page=true

:facepalm:


Kinda getting off topic, but I'm noticing EVERYONE and ANYONE ever dubbed "The Next Mutombo" falling waaaaaaay short.

Diop
Biyombo
Thabeet

to name a few.

ghettosean
03-01-2012, 07:22 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-warlord-and-the-basketball-star-a-story-of-congos-corrupt-gold-trade/253813/?single_page=true
Yo Dikembe got punked!

JordansBulls
03-03-2012, 08:04 PM
Didn't Kareem get scammed by his agent as well which is why he played in 1988 and 1989 to make up some money.