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Saudi Gov’t Backed Man Linked to 9/11 Hijackers

HeadlineAug 08, 2003

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Saudi man connected to two of the 9/11 hijackers was being paid by a Saudi government contractor for several years while he was living in San Diego.

Newly reviewed documents also show that when the private company tried to kick the man, Omar al-Bayoumi, off the payroll, the Saudi government insisted he stay on the payroll even though he was apparently doing no work.

The Journal also reports the FBI started to investigate Bayoumi in September 1998 but the inquiry was stopped in 1999 for unknown reasons.

In San Diego, Bayoumi met two of the would-be hijackers, found them housing and paid for their first two months of rent.

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