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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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1.

Laura    

The commercial this guy is in is so weird--creeps me out.

458 days ago
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sophie    

This whole story sounds weird. Bosco ntanganda is currently behing trialed and held at the International court of Justice in the Hague. When does she say this happened? There are so many rebel groups in congo how does she know for sure it was Ntanganda's crew which by the way has been imploding for the past 3 months? I find that story very shady...

458 days ago
3.

IwuvTMZ    

Get a real name.

458 days ago
4.

DTD    

I'm pretty sure that flights like this are a volunteer crew issue. Of course I may be wrong as always.

458 days ago
5.

NameNotImportat    

How very African of you Mutombo.

458 days ago
6.

Paul    

Another money grab... If the Lakers miss the playoffs I will sue them because it will cause me emotional distress.

458 days ago
7.

Yay2013    

You can't corner the Dorner!!!

458 days ago
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MrShamrockshooter    

Glad to see that it's a native Congolese trying to rape the DRC for a change. Unlike the usual French, Belgians Chinese etc

458 days ago
9.

Yaya12    

I can imagine the look on his face when he saw this. He put his finger up and said," no no, not today!"

458 days ago
10.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Sexy man

458 days ago
11.

Carl    

NO NO NO... Hahahaha

458 days ago
12.

who dat    

At least he got screwed on the 7Mil. Hope she gets another several hundred thousand. He will have to do more of those stupid commercials. I change the channel whenever he comes on.

458 days ago
13.

Stop It    

Oops!

458 days ago
14.

dash920    

sound like blood diamond

458 days ago
15.

UHHUHHH    

this story makes no sense - guess u guys will only go into detail about bullsh!t stories that involve whoredashians

458 days ago
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