The accords attempted to demobilize the 152,000 active fighters and integrate the remaining government troops and UNITA rebels into a 50,000-strong Angolan Armed Forces (FAA). The FAA would consist of a national army with 40,000 troops, navy with 6,000, and air force with 4,000. While UNITA largely did not disarm, the FAA complied with the accord and demobilized, leaving the government disadvantaged.
Angola held a presidential election in 1992. In the first round dos Santos officially received 49.57% of the vote and Savimbi won 40.6%. Savimbi said the election had neither been free nor fair and refused to participate in the second round. UNITA renewed its guerrilla war, capturing five of Angola's eighteen provincial capitals.
Jean-Christophe's lawyer says that J.-Ch. Mitterrand first met Falcone after he stopped working as an expert on Africa for the Élysée. However, a former employee of Falcone told Le Monde that Falcone and Jean-Christophe Mitterrand first met prior to July 1992 at 56 Avenue Montaigne in Paris while J.-Ch. Mitterrand still worked for the French government. Sources for Le Monde say an employee of Thomson CSF, a French arms and electronics company, introduced J.-Ch. Mitterrand to Falcone.
One week after Curial met Falcone, Falcone agreed to supply the Angolan government with the weapons it needed. The Angolan government bought USD $47 million worth of ammunition, mortar, and artillery from Falcone on November 7, 1993 which dos Santos received in December. In April 1994 the government bought $463 million worth of fighter aircraft and tanks. By late 1994 the Angolan government had purchased $633 million worth of weapons.
Dos Santos secretly had Elísio de Figueiredo, the former ambassador of Angola to France, act as Angola's envoy to friendly contacts in France. Falcone worked with the Angolan government through Figueiredo, who allegedly received $18 million from Brenco International for his cooperation.
French police arrested Falcone on December 1, 2000 on charges of tax fraud. Seven days later the French government issued a warrant for the arrest of Gaydamak. French police arrested Jean-Christophe Mitterrand on December 21 for his role in the arms-deal, but released him on January 11 when his mother paid his $725,000 bail. A judge found Mitterrand guilty in 2004 of tax fraud and gave him a suspended sentence of 30-months in prison.
In April 2007 the investigative magistrate Jean-Philippe Courroye indicted 42 people, including J.-Ch. Mitterrand, Jacques Attali, Charles Pasqua and Jean-Charles Marchiani, for having received illegal payments from Pierre Falcone. Arcadi Gaydamak and Falcone were also indicted, but their judgment will take place in absentia as they both left France. The writer Paul-Louis Sulitzer has also been indicted, charged of having received 380.000 euros from Falcone, as well as the UMP deputy Georges Fenech, charged of having received 15.200 euros in 1997 from Brenco.