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Flight Attendant:

Dikembe Mutombo Got Me

BUSTED in the Congo

4/10/2013 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0410-dikembe-mutombo-tmzEx-NBA star Dikembe Mutombo's outrageous caper to score millions in a shady gold deal got a flight attendant arrested for SIX weeks in the Congo ... according to a new lawsuit filed by the woman.

We won't wade too deep into details, but basically Mutombo was allegedly hoping to score $10 million by flipping Congolese gold -- and it all went haywire when wanted warlord Bosco Ntaganda got involved.

According to her suit, flight attendant Kelly Shannon was part of the crew aboard the plane Mutombo chartered to fly his associates and $7 million to pick up the gold ... back in February 2011.

In the docs, Shannon says their departure from the Congo was delayed for 2 days, and when the gold was finally being loaded onto the plane ... armed guards showed up, arrested everyone, and held them at a hotel for the next 42 days.

Mutombo (aka Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo) was never on the flight, but Shannon's lawsuit accuses him of being reckless for sending her and the crew into a situation he knew would be dangerous.

Shannon claims she's suffered severe emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder -- and she's demanding unspecified damages.

By the way, Mutombo reportedly took a HUGE bath on the gold deal ... his money wound up in Ntaganda's hands.

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31.

Krista    

When you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas. She knew Mutombo was dirty from the door. She put herself in harms way by agreeing to the flight in the first place. These people are the perpetrators of some of the most horrific crimes of our generation and she damn well knew it.

528 days ago
32.

ekewakal    

He could've saved a bunch of money by switching insurance companies....

528 days ago
33.

jokerchick    

"[WHAP] Not in my house, haaa haaa" - ok cookie monster

528 days ago
34.

nodcc    

Hey Krista, I happen to know that she had no idea that anything shady was going on until the guns and anti-aircraft artillery on the back of a pickup truck showed up. Her job is to serve her passengers, not to question their travel and purpose of meetings. That said, there will be no next time travel to the African continent for her.

528 days ago
35.

keller    

"Not in my house!"... lol!

528 days ago
36.

robert9999    

Bosco is actually still on the loose. This may have happened. And what's wrong with mo money, anyway?

527 days ago
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