Prince Turki was the director of the Kingdom’s
Department of General Intelligence (“DGI”) until August
embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; he later met with bin Laden
at least five times in the 1980s and 1990s.
agreed with the Taliban and al Qaeda that the Kingdom would
not attempt to extradite bin Laden or his followers, in
return for bin Laden’s agreement not to target the Kingdom
or its royal family.
In the 1980s, Turki met Osama bin Laden at the Saudi
In 1998, Turki
During Turki’s tenure, there existed
“near identity” between DGI and the Taliban.
Plaintiffs allege in addition that Turki donated to the
charities in his personal capacity.
The plaintiffs’ claims against Mohamed, His Royal
Highness Prince Mohamed al Faisal al Saud, focus on his role
in Islamic banking.7
held accounts at banks (and subsidiaries of banks) managed
Osama bin Laden and other terrorists
Prince Mohamed is named as a defendant in the complaints filed by Ashton, Burnett, Cantor, Continental Casualty, Euro Brokers, Federal Insurance, New York Marine, O’Neill and World Trade Center Properties. 7
Unlike the Four Princes, Prince Mohamed is not a government official of the Kingdom. 13
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: In Re Terrorist Attacks