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.
Next Court Date
Status, Motion and Trial Setting Hearing
February 24, 2021 at 02:30 PM (via Zoom)
Philip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Judge Edward M. Chen
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- Two Former Twitter Employees And A Saudi National Charged In Plot To Provide Saudi Government With Information About Users
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