charities described above and closely monitored their relief
efforts abroad, with the express knowledge that those
charities were funneling the Kingdom’s funds to al Qaeda.
According to the Federal Insurance Plaintiffs, the Kingdom
exercises complete oversight and control over the charities,
making the charities alter-egos and agents whose deeds can
be imputed to the Kingdom.
The Four Princes4
The Four Princes are: His Royal Highness Prince Salman
bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (“Prince Salman”), His Royal Highness
Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (“Prince Sultan”),
His Royal Highness Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
(“Prince Naif”), and His Royal Highness Prince Turki al-
Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (“Prince Turki”).
stated, it is alleged that they caused money to be given to
the Muslim charities (from the Kingdom as well as their own
accounts), with the knowledge that the charities would
Princes Sultan and Turki are named as defendants in the complaints filed by Ashton, Burnett, Cantor, Continental Casualty, Euro Brokers, Federal Insurance, New York Marine and World Trade Center Properties. Princes Salman and Naif are named as defendants in the Ashton, Burnett, Cantor and Federal complaints. 10
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