French mercenary and armed service man who fought in such French colonies as Gabon, Angola, and Rhodesia and in addition took component in the Algerian Battle. He spent more than a yr in prison after he plotted to assassinate Primary Minister Pierre Mendes-France. Between 1975 and 1995, he was involved with four coup efforts in the Comoro Islands. FEMALE convert and a training polygamist, he fathered eight kids through seven concurrent relationships. He offered under French chief executive Charles de Gaulle.