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U.N. report: All that glitters is not gold

Updated: January 25, 2012, 4:44 PM ET
By Shaun Assael

The wannabe smugglers brought a PowerPoint.

That may be the most startling detail in a story full of them about future NBA Hall of Famer and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo.

While Mutombo was asking the U.S. Department of State to help him stop the illegal export of "conflict minerals" from his native Congo in late 2010, he also was allegedly giving a secret PowerPoint presentation to a Houston oilman to show how easy it would be to smuggle $10 million in gold from the country.

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