Complaint in Antoinette McCarthy and Jennifer Castelano v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Complaint in Stephanie Ross DeSimone, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Patrick Dunn and as the Parent and Next Friend of Alexandra DeSimone, a minor v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Saddam’s Laundry: How western money managers ran the offshore network that bankrolled Iraq’s war machine
Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Panama and the Bahamas were key elements in the offshore shell company and money-laundering schemes that bankrolled Saddam Hussein for more than 20 years.And Saddam used the same offshore money launderers as Osama bin Laden. His offshore network hid the money skimmed from government oil sales and collected in kickbacks. It was used to pay for Saddam's secret agents and security forces, reward domestic and foreign friends, and buy arms during international embargos.
The Spanish newspaper El Mundo published several articles yesterday and today about a business relationship (turned sour) between the Imperial Consolidated Group, which has offices in the UK, the Bahamas, Grenada and other countries, and Monzer al-Kassar, a Syrian national who has been described in various media articles over the years as one of the world's largest arms dealers and whose clients, according to El Mundo, include suspected terrorist Osama Bin Laden, whom the US believes was involved with the World Trade Center bombing.