How a Former Twitter Employee Became an Accused Saudi Spy
Ahmad Abouammo has been charged with acting as an agent of the Saudi Arabian government
By Betsy Morris
Nov. 10, 2019
Ahmad Abouammo for years lived a Seattle lifestyle not unlike many of his neighbors. He owned a million dollar house, drove an Audi sport-utility vehicle and worked at Amazon.com Inc.
That life was upended this past week when the husband and father of three was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was charged with acting as an agent of the Saudi Arabian government while working, years earlier, for Twitter Inc. Mr. Abouammo, 41, bought the house in the North Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle in August 2017.
Two former Twitter staff arrested by FBS & charged with spying. Pictured Right is Ali Alzabarah who has fled to Saudi Arabia with wife & daughter & has not returned to US to face charges.
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