| Jeffrey Archer |
Jeffrey Howard Archer|
London, England, UK
|Religion||Church of England|
• William Harold Archer|
• James Howard Archer
|Spouse||Mary Doreen Weeden|
|Perpetrator of||2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt|
His political career ended with his conviction and subsequent imprisonment (2001–2003) for perjury and perverting the course of justice, which followed his second resignation.
2004 Equatorial Guinea coup attempt
In 2004, the government of Equatorial Guinea alleged that Archer was one of the financiers of the failed 2004 coup d'état attempt against them, citing bank details and telephone records as evidence. In 2009, Archer said: “I am completely relaxed about it. Mr Mann [the English mercenary leader of the coup] has made clear that it's nothing to do with me.’’ In 2011, Simon Mann, jailed in Equatorial Guinea but released on humanitarian grounds later, for his role in leading the failed 2004 coup d'état told The Daily Telegraph that his forthcoming book, Cry Havoc, would reveal "the financial involvement of a controversial and internationally famous member of the British House of Lords in the plot, backed up by banking records." He claimed documents from the bank accounts in Guernsey of two companies Mann used as vehicles for organising the coup, showed a 'J H Archer' paying $135,000 into one of the firms.
An event carried out
|2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt||South Africa|
- Pallister, David (13 October 2004). "New Archer link to coup plot alleged". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 August 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Eden, Richard (28 August 2011). "Havoc as jailed mercenary Simon Mann provides "evidence" of peer's role in failed coup". Telegraph. Retrieved 2 October 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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