Farid Hafez v. Lorenzo Vidino et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Racketeering’)

    Class Action Complaint alleging “the United Arab Emirates and some of its top officials managed, directed, and bankrolled a years-long “dark” public relations campaign through the Swiss private investigative firm, Alp Services S.A., which was founded, owned, and run by Mario Brero and Muriel Cavin” in Dr. Farid Hafez, described as “currently the Class of 1955 Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Studies at Williams College” v. Dr. Lorenzo Vidino, described as “a director of or with the Defendant institutions at all relevant times”; The George Washington University, The Program on Extremism at The George Washington University, Alp Services S.A., of Switzerland; Diligence Sarl, of Switzerland; Mario Brero, described as a citizen and resident of Switzerland; Muriel Cavin, described as a citizen and resident of Switzerland; Lionel Badal, described as a citizen and resident of Luxembourg; Ariaf Studies and Research LLC, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and John Doe Numbers 1-25 at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


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    March 27, 2024
    Farid Hafez
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    Lorenzo Vidino, The George Washington University, The Program on Extremism at The George Washington University, Alp Services S.A., Diligence Sarl, Mario Brero, Muriel Cavin, Lionel Badal, Ariaf Studies and Research LLC, John Does 1-25
    David Schwartz, Aidala Bertuna & Kamins