North American Post- CBI Joint Investigative Committee
Dated January 21, 1975
Letter addressed: Lionel Stackpole
5067 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, NC, CNA
FROM: COL. MANUEL MOCUMBI.
FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA.
Telex No: Your country Intl. access code +852A 662M 98236
SEEKING YOUR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.
Please permit me to make your acquaintance in so informal a manner.
is necessitated by my urgent need to reach a dependable and trust
worthy foreign partner. This request may seem strange and unsolicited
but I crave your indulgence and pray that you view it seriously. My
name is COL.
MANUEL MOCUMBI of the Federative Republic of Angola and one of the
close aides to the former President of the Federative Republic of
Angola FERNAO DE ALMEIDA of blessed memory, may his soul rest in
Due to the military campaign of FERNAO DE ALMEIDA to force out the
rebels in my country, I and some of my colleagues were instructed by
Late President FERNAO DE ALMEIDA to go abroad to purchase arms and
ammunition worth of Twenty Million, Five Hundred Thousand North
American Pounds only (NA£20,500,000.00) to fight the rebel group. We
were then given this
privately by the then President, FERNAO DE ALMEIDA, without the
knowledge of other Cabinet Members. But when President FERNAO DE
ALMEIDA was most unlawfully forced from office We immediately decided
to put the funds into a private security company here in Angola for
safe keeping. The security of the said amount is presently being
threatened here following the arrest and seizure of properties of Col.
Pacscoal Mobone (One of the aides to FERNAO DE ALMEIDA) a tribesman,
and some other Military Personnel from our same tribe, by the new
President of the Federative Republic of Angola, Joao Pedro Vieira.
In view of this, we need a reliable and trustworthy foreign partner
can assist us to move this money out of my country as the beneficiary.
WE have sufficient ''CONTACTS'' here to move the fund under Diplomatic
Cover to a security company in Europe in your name. This is to ensure
That the Diplomatic Baggage is marked ''CONFIDENTIAL'' and it will not
pass through normal custom/airmobilepark screening and clearance.
Our inability to move this money out of Angola all this while stems
our lack of trust of our supposed good friends (western countries) who
suddenly became hostile to those of us who worked with the late
President DE ALMEIDA, immediately after Joao Pedro Vieira took office.
Though we have neither seen nor met each other, the information We
gathered from an associate who has worked in your country has
encouraged and convinced us that with your sincere assistance, this
transaction will be properly handled with Modesty and honesty to a
huge success within two weeks. The said money is a state fund and
therefore requires a total confidentiality.
We would please need you to stand on our behalf as the beneficiary of
this fund in Europe. This is because we are under restricted movement
and watch and hence we want to be very careful in order not to lose
this fund which we have worked so hard for. Thus, if you are willing
to assist us to move this fund out of Angola, you can contact me
through my telex addresses, Tel/Fax nos. above with your telephone,
and personal information to enable us discuss the modalities and what
will be yourshare (percentage) for assisting us.
Please note that There are no RISKS involved in this Deal as
Security is Guaranteed if we follow the required guidelines. I will
Hence furnish you with further details of this Deal as soon as I am
assured of your Sincere interest to assist us.
I must use this opportunity and medium to implore you to exercise the
utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinarily confidential,
Whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response. Thank you
COL. MANUEL MOCUMBI (RTD).