AL-Qaeda and many other terror groups are global terrorist networks with their own agenda of destroying the world peace surprisingly there are few people like Tony Abi Saab, who supports their terror agenda for their profits.
Tony Abi Saab, a Lebanese national and owner of Brescia Middle East (BME) undertook a contract from the US Army to set up training and infrastructure projects. He did not have an intention to deliver on the project and had wicked intent to transfer it to terror groups in the Middle East.
Tony Abi Saab bid under an alias to avoid detection and eventually use the money for his profit. Tony’s plan to fraud the US Army was successful by the help of his banker friend but soon caught the attention of the US justice department.
The FBI, which initiated the investigation with the CIA caught Tony in a major sting operation. Eventually, he was caught in 2011 and they shipped him to the US to stand trial. The fraudster immediately called for jurisdictional a technicality and had his hearing moved from a Criminal court to a Civil court where he walked away with no jail term and small penalty of the money.
In such a case it is expected that the other countries should not allow him to do business in their mainland. But despite of these accusations he has a number of shell companies in Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine — Brasil: Condor.
His shell companies are “hollow” means they have no important assets besides complex transactions, secret trade and money laundering.
But the biggest question is that from the past few years Europe has been under terror attacks a lot. So why would they allow an outsider like Tony Abi Saab to set up shell companies even after knowing his criminal records?