Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi has been described as a venture capitalist, arms dealer, playboy,  the richest man in the world,  and "connected to every shocking event that has occurred since 1960, usually by no more than one or two degrees." 
Mohamed Khashoggi Edit
Petrina Khashoggi Edit
Business activities Edit
Oryx Corporation Edit
Oryx of Africa Edit
In 2008, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Oryx Natural Resources company of Omani businessman Thamer Bin Saeed Ahmed Al-Shanfari for its support for Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. 
It is not known if either company is connected to the Oryx corporation of Khashoggi and Adham.
Oryx of Florida Edit
Triad America Edit
Triad went out of business in 1994, paying $152 million to creditors.  The Triad Center was since sold to Zions Securities, a subsidiary of the Deseret Management Corporation of the Church of Latter Day Saints, better known as the Mormon church. Template:Cn
As of 2001, Khashoggi listed a small home in Murray, Utah as his mailing address. 
Genesis Intermedia Edit
Genesis Communications Network Edit
As of 2004, one GCN hosted Alex Jones and Dave Van Kliest. According to Christian Media, this network 
... stole their original equipment from another patriot network named Republic Radio. Fraudulently claiming they had purchased the network, the management of Genesis literally backed up a U-Haul, and loaded up the broadcasting equipment while the rightful owner was out of town!
The weird thing about the second Genesis Communications Network--in Florida--is that it doesn't appear that any of their listed websites were real websites. They look like ghost websites... Most have no links to them... at all. Some look like commerce sites, but they don't appear to sell nothin to nobody.
New York Edit
To call it an apartment is perhaps to denigrate it. Valued at approximately $20-25 million, containing more than 23,000 square feet on at least two floors, the Olympic Tower apartment contains a swimming pool, a sauna, an office and four separate furnished "apartments" to accommodate guests and Khashoggi's brother. The complex requires the attention of two full-time and three part-time staff persons.
The apartment would sell for $12 million. 
Khashoggi also owned the nearby Mount Kenia Safari Club. 
Scandals, allegations, and odd connections Edit
Khalid bin Mahfouz Edit
Edwin Pauley and the Bay of Pigs Edit
Linda Minor claims that Pauley had been a Nazi spy during WWII. 
After Pauley's death, Coconut Island was sold to Katsuhiro Kawaguchi of the Yakuza. 
Richard Nixon Edit
Mike North, who claims to have been an engineer on Khashoggi's yacht in the early 1980s, reports that Richard Nixon and his wife were frequest guests of Khashoggi. 
Jackie Kennedy Onassis Edit
Jim Weeks Edit
Lockheed Bribery Scandal Edit
In 1998, Khashoggi had trouble paying a debt to the Ritz Casino in Monte Carlo. 
Bribery Of US Executives Edit
October Surprise Edit
Sudanese "Special Projects" Edit
Barrick Gold Edit
Peter Munk, "a business failure who became a protege of the British royal family, and Khashoggi's partner"
In 1996, Indonesia ordered Canadian mining firm Bre-X to give Barrick a 75% share in the Busang gold mine. 
Donald Trump and the Superyacht Nabila Edit
Al-Yamanah Arms Deal Edit
1985 memo on Iran Edit
Spring Valley weapons dump cover-upEdit
The dump was re-discovered in 1986 when American University researched the area's history in preparation for construction of the Adnan Khashoggi Sports and Convocation Center. The Army denied the presence of the ammunition dump, which would become public knowledge in 1993. 
Synthetic Fuels Corporation (Synfuels) Edit
Iran-Iraq War Edit
Savings and Loan Crisis Edit
Mark Mitchell describes Khashoggi as "a key figure in the BCCI enterprise during the 1980s." 
Marcos dictatorship Edit
Five Star Trust Edit
According to Marion Horn Jr., via Ernest Walker-Bey, Five Star Trust was established in 1983 on the Isle of Man with a 318 billion yen ($3 billion) certificate of deposit from Mitsui Bank in Tokyo, paid for by Horn and assigned to the US Mortgage and Trust Company.  Wayne Madsen claims that Horn's Five Star is a fiction meant to distract investigators from the real Five Star. 
Five Star Refinery
Marc Rich Edit
In 2001, retiring US President Bill Clinton controversially pardoned Rich on the recommendation of Michael Steinhardt, chairman of the Democrat Leadership Council (DLC) and Progressive Policy Institute. Patrick Byrne accuses Steinhardt of membership in the Genovese Mafia. 
Wofford-Thornburgh race Edit
Colombian drug traffickers Edit
Lockerbie bombing Edit
Monzer Al-Kassar, the Syrian drug trafficker accused of complicity in the terrorist bombing of a Pan Am Boeing jet over Lockerbie (Scotland) and in the hijacking of the Achille Lauro ocean liner was recently released from a Spanish jail ... As soon as Al-Kassar was arrested in Madrid on 3 June 1992, a Swiss prosecutor in Geneva, Laurent Kasper Ansermet, launched his own investigation and turned up some disturbing evidence. According to Ansermet, Al-Kassar is linked to organized crime via various bank accounts - some $5 million of assets have now been frozen. Al-Kassar is apparently part of a shady network which is being very closely studied, even though no indictments have been issued as yet. The network list includes the name of Joseph Saba, a Lebanese boss currently incarcerated in France and cited in the 1985 "Paccots affair" involving the largest heroin factory ever uncovered in Switzerland. Saba was also linked to the "Lebanese Connection" and to the adventures of the Magharian brothers, which resulted in the 1989 downfall of Swiss Minister of Justice and Police Elizabeth Kopp. Also on the list is Adnan Khashoggi, the famous Saudi weapons merchant who was arrested and extradited from Switzerland in 1989 only to be acquitted by a New York court. Like Al-Kassar, Khashoggi owns a magnificent residence in Marbella, where a branch of Barclay's Bank is a frequent site of dubious dealings. This web of contacts also includes Albert Shammah, a Frenchman who has been based in Geneva since 1977 and who heads a firm named Mazalcor. Italian justice officials initially suspected Shammah of involvement in a lire-laundering scheme on behalf of Turkish drug traffickers, but the case was later dismissed. Finally, there is a Swiss connection in the form of the Cultrera-Meninno scandal, which only leads back to Marbella, a beach resort for the "jet set" now emerging as the hub for every mafia connection in Spain. Felice Cultrera and Gianni Meninno are under investigation in Geneva for fraud and money laundering. They are also under investigation in Marbella by Judge Blanca Esther Diez, who has uncovered a group of attorneys and judges protecting them. Cultrera and Meninno, who are currently at large, set up corporate fronts in Gibraltar and then made a fortune by selling property that did not belong to them. Using forged documents, and protected by the Santapaola family of the Italian mafia, they sold the Marbella casino to Italian financier Gioachino del Din, as well as hotels and other real estate on the Costa del Sol. When Spanish police seized Cultrera's address book, they found not only the names of Al-Kassar and Khashoggi, but also that of Philippe Junot, ex-husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Junot's former lawyer, the Argentinean Alberto Mondino, has now become one of Al-Kassar's attorneys. Also in the address book is the name of Marc Rich, a wealthy Hispanic-American businessman living in Switzerland and sought by the US Internal Revenue Service for tax evasion. Rich, too, has a villa in Marbella.
The similarity of the name to Khashoggi's Triad group of companies has led to speculation about the possibility of a relationship.
Death of Princess Diana Edit
Men are for Mars, Women are from Venus Edit
Al-Qaeda and Chechnyan Mafia Edit
Khozh-Ahmed Noukhayev Edit
Noukhaev would later be accused of killing his biographer Paul Klebnikov.
1999 France meeting Edit
9/11 Truth Movement
Ruppert threatened to sue over the Khashoggi connection. Pinnacle Quest paid Ruppert $1k for speaking appearances. 
"Like Rudi Dekkers, both Saudi Professor Abdussattar Shaikh and Iranian 'facilitator' Sam Koutchesfahani were confidential informants for the FBI's San Diego office. "
"Abdussattar Shaikh is so well protected by the Bush Administration that they wouldn't even let the FBI serve a subpoena to compel his testimony before the Intelligence Committee investigation into the 9/11 attack, even though it was the only subpoena issued by the congressional inquiry."
"FBI headquarters refused the plea from a San Diego FBI agent to investigate the two hijackers-in-training. " 
Hopsicker describes (Gray's?) Pinnacle Quest as "a vehicle for international fraudsters endorsed by Michael C. Ruppert on his website." PQ is formerly Global Prosperity Group. Connection to Gray is not clear. 
Bangkok Bank of Commerce Edit
Rakesh Saxena is part of a spiderweb of private armies, merchants of death, financial artists and politicians. Names that are popping up among others are Adnan Khashoggi, Tim Spicer, Rakesh Saxena, Tony Buckingham,Simon Mann, Nick du Toit, Raoul Berthaumieu (Berthamieu, alias Lee Sanders), Regis Possino, Sherman Mazur, Eeben Barlow , Lafras Luitingh, Victor Bout (Butt), Sanjivan Ruprah and the companies Executive Outcomes, Sandline and General Commerce Bank.
In late September , [Michel] Van Rijn met with Yard detectives at the British embassy in Madrid. He had with him ... Felice Cultrera, an amateur art-and-antiquities collector; the owner of casinos in Paris, Belgrade, and Prague; someone who was allegedly linked to the Sicilian drugrunning Santapaola Mafia; and a money man for the weapons merchant Adnan Kashoggi. ... Cultrera told the detectives that he could introduce [Anton] Tkalec to Adnan Kashoggi at his casino in Paris, so that Tkalec could see he wasn't dealing with an idiot. He would invite Tkalec to his home in Marbella, to see his expensive antiques...
Boiler rooms Edit
Leslie Grayling Edit
Rum Cay operation Edit
According to "a business rival" of Hilliard and Khashoggi, "both vying for rights to build a casino" at Rum Cay, Greyling was "reportedly fronting for Khashoggi".  In 2007, plans were approved for the casino to be built by Montana Holdings Ltd., the company of Thor Ibsen and John Mittens, at an estimated cost of $600-700 million, with the resort to be operated by Vail Resorts.   As of 2014, the resort had yet to be built. 
Also in 2007, Bob Little sold John Mittens the Sumner Point marina for $25 million. This is the only marina in Rum Cay. 
2004 US election controversy Edit
The similarity of the name to Khashoggi's Triad group of companies has led to speculation about the possibility of a relationship. One observer has noted: 
the name "Triad" was used extensively by Khashoggi at exactly the same time (the early 80’s) and in exactly the same place (Palm Beach, Florida) as the "Triad Governmental Systems" involved in Ohio’s current election "difficulties."
Five Star money trail Edit
The payer on the "check," Equity Financial Trust of Toronto, is said by the Canadian Fraud Office to be involved with Nigerian scammers... The payee on the "check," Five Star Investments, Ltd., once registered on the Isle of Man, is a Lexington, Kentucky-based entity tied to Marion "J.R." Horn, convicted in 2002 by Judge Joseph M. Hood of the U.S. District Court for Eastern Kentucky for wire fraud...
Donald Sterling Edit
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|Adnan Khashoggi (Arabic: عدنان خاشقجي; born 25 July 1935) is a Saudi Arabian businessman. At a peak net worth of up to 4 billion USD in the early 1980s, he was considered one of the richest men in the world.... Khashoggi was born in Mecca, the son of Muhammad Khashoggi, who was King Abdul Aziz Al Saud's personal doctor. His family is of Turkish and Syrian ancestry. His father was a medical doctor of Turkish descent. Adnan Khashoggi's sister Samira Khashoggi Fayed married Mohammed Al-Fayed and was the mother of Dodi Fayed. Another sister, Soheir Khashoggi, is a well-known Arab writer (Mirage, Nadia’s Song, Mosaic). Khashoggi was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria, Egypt, and the American universities California State University, Chico, Ohio State, and Stanford. Khashoggi left his studies in order to seek his fortune in business. Business career Khashoggi headed a company called Triad Holding Company, which among other things built the Triad Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, which later went bankrupt. He was famed as an arms dealer, brokering deals between US firms and the Saudi government, most actively in the 1960s and 1970s. In the documentary series The Mayfair Set, Saudi author Said Aburish states that one of Adnan's first weapons deals was providing David Stirling with weapons for a covert mission in Yemen during the Aden Emergency in 1963. Among his overseas clients were defense contractors Lockheed Corporation (now Lockheed Martin Corporation), Raytheon, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation and Northrop Corporation (which have now merged into Northrop Grumman). Between 1970 and 1975, Lockheed paid Khashoggi $106 million in commissions. His commissions started at 2.5% + and eventually rose to as much as 15%. Khashoggi "became for all practical purposes a marketing arm of Lockheed. Adnan would provide not only an entree but strategy, constant advice, and analysis," according to Max Helzel, then vice president of Lockheed's international marketing. Khashoggi along with Kamal Adham was one of the founders of the gold company Barrick Gold Corporation, established in 1983. For 25 years, Bob Shaheen served as Khashoggi's chief of staff and executive assistant. A shrewd businessman, he establishing companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to handle his commissions as well as developing contacts with notables such as CIA officers James H. Critchfield and Kim Roosevelt and US businessman Bebe Rebozo, a close associate of former US President Richard Nixon. His yacht, the Nabila, was the largest in the world at the time and was used in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again. After Khashoggi ran into financial problems he sold the yacht to the Sultan of Brunei, who in turn sold it to Donald Trump for $29 million, who sold it for $10 million to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal as part of a deal to keep his Taj Mahal casino out of bankruptcy.  Iran–Contra affair He was implicated in the Iran–Contra affair as a key middleman in the arms-for-hostages exchange along with Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar and, in a complex series of events, was found to have borrowed money for these arms purchases from the now-bankrupt financial institution the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) with Saudi and US backing. In 1988, Khashoggi was arrested in Switzerland, accused of concealing funds held for three months. Khashoggi stopped fighting extradition when the US prosecutors reduced the charges to obstruction of justice and mail fraud and dropped the more serious charges of racketeering and conspiracy. In 1990, a United States federal jury in Manhattan acquitted Khashoggi and Imelda Marcos, widow of the exiled Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, of racketeering and fraud. GenesisIntermedia Khashoggi, along with Ramy El-Batrawi, was the principal financier behind Genesis Intermedia, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: GENI), a publicly traded Internet company based in Southern California. After the September 11 attacks, Khashoggi's U.S.-based checking accounts were frozen and Khashoggi was unable to make a margin call with Native Nations Securities, whose CEO and largest shareholder, at the time, was Valerie Red-Horse, former office manager of junk bond king Michael Milken. In turn, Native Nations and Red Horse were unable to meet their obligations on the margin loan to MJK Clearing, Inc. Trading in the stock of Genesis Intermedia was halted in September 2001. Native Nations Securities' (and Red Horse's) inability to pay its debts to MJK Clearing, began a series of bankruptcies that ended in the largest payout in Securities Investor Protection Corporation history. Native Nations Securities and MJK Clearing both eventually filed for bankruptcy. Seymour Hersh report In January 2003, Seymour Hersh reported in The New Yorker magazine that former US Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle had a meeting with Khashoggi in Marseille in order to use him as a conduit between Trireme Partners, a private venture capital company of which he was one of three principals, and the Saudi government. At the time, Perle was chair of the Defense Policy Board, a Defense Department advisory group, which provided him with access to classified information and a position to influence defense policy. An advocate of the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Perle had served as an adviser to 2000 Republican US Presidential nominee George W. Bush. Khashoggi told Hersh that Perle talked to him about the economic costs regarding a proposed invasion of Iraq. "'If there is no war,' he told me, 'why is there a need for security? If there is a war, of course, billions of dollars will have to be spent.'" 2011 money laundering case Khashoggi was implicated in a money laundering case involving the use of an Indian citizen. In 2011, Hasan Ali Khan, owner of a Pune stud farm, was arrested by India's Enforcement Directorate and charged with serving as a front for Khashoggi. Khan and Kolkata businessman Kashinath Tapuriah were charged under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Allegedly, in 2003, Khan helped launder US$300 million of money Khashoggi made through arms sales through the Zurich branch of Swiss bank UBS. Khan and Tapuriah admitted to knowing Kashoggi, and Khan described him as a friend. Introduced to UBS by Khashoggi in 1982, Khan held funds in American accounts through UBS Geneva. One of Khan's accounts eventually was blocked. Personal life In the 1960s, Khashoggi married 20-year-old Englishwoman Sandra Daly (Sandra Patricia Jarvis-Daly) who converted to Islam and took the name Soraya Khashoggi. They raised one daughter (Nabila, who attended Millfield School in England) and four sons together (Mohammed, Khalid, Hussein, and Omar). Soraya gave birth to another daughter, Petrina Khashoggi, shortly after Adnan divorced her, but this child has now been shown by DNA testing to not be Adnan's, but Jonathan Aitken's. His second wife, the Italian Laura Biancolini, also converted to Islam and changed her name to Lamia Khashoggi. She was only seventeen when she met Adnan and gave him another son, Ali, in 1980. In the 1980s, the Khashoggi family occupied one of the largest villa estates in Marbella, Spain, called Baraka, hosting lavish parties usually arranged by Marbella's "Monroe's" club proprietor and local celebrity Robert Young (born Robert Parkes UK 1953). Guests at these parties included film stars, politicians and pop celebrities. Food was supplied by up to 6 resident chefs, and it is said that champagne was kept in specially cooled trailers parked in the vast grounds of the complex. In 1985, celebrity reporter Robin Leach declared a five-day birthday party in Vienna that Khashoggi threw for his eldest son to be "the most extravagant event in European history", and in his heyday, Khashoggi spent $250,000 a day to maintain his lifestyle. Khashoggi also owned Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Laikipia, Kenya. His house has since been converted into a hotel which is run by Serena Hotels. Khashoggi continues to live a quiet life in the Principality of Monaco.|
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