McCain-Falcone Connection: John McCain, received a total of U.S. $2,800 from Ms. Falcone from April 1999 to April 2000.
By Angela Charlton and Pierre-Antoine Souchard, Associated Press Writers
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Defense lawyers and Angola's government are trying to stop the show, however, arguing the trial has no right to go on.
Prosecutors allege that between 1993 and 1998, two key suspects — French magnate Pierre Falcone, a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Arkady Gaydamak, an Israeli businessman based in France at the time — organized a total of $791 million in Russian arms sales to Angola, a breach of French government rules.