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United States v. Ahmad Abouammo

Defendants Ahmad Abouammo, Ali Alzabarah, and Ahmed Almutairi were charged by Indictment on November 19, 2019 for acting as agents of the government of Saudi Arabia without notification to the Attorney General as required by law.  Abouammo and Alzabarah, while employees at Twitter, accessed without authorization and provided to officials of the government of Saudi Arabia nonpublic information about Twitter users that were of interest to the government of Saudi Arabia, including dissidents and critics of the government. Abouammo was also charged with obstruction of justice for providing false documents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his payments from an official of the government of Saudi Arabia.



Post Trial Update

On August 9, 2022, a jury returned the following verdict(s) involving the defendant, Ahmad Abouammo:

Number of Charges Description of Charge(s) Disposition
1 Attempt and conspiracy fraud Guilty
1 Agents of foreign governments Guilty
5 Fraud by wire, radio, or television Not Guilty
1 Fraud by wire, radio, or television Guilty
9 Fraud by wire, radio, or television Dismissed without Prejudice
2 Laundering of monetary instruments Guilty
1 Unlawful destruction, alteration or falsification of records Guilty


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Updated January 9, 2023