Royal Intrigue, Unpaid Bills Preceded Saudi Ambassador's Exit

[Washington Post] Robin Wright - For more than a year, Saudi Arabia's ambassador journeyed across the U.S. in an ambitious campaign to improve his country's image. But Prince Turki al-Faisal's goodwill tour, instead, produced millions of dollars in unpaid bills, owed to the very lobbyists, advisers, and event organizers hired to promote the kingdom. Qorvis Communications LLC, which oversees Saudi image-building, was not paid more than $10 million in 2006, its entire annual contract. Because Qorvis subcontracts to smaller firms, the unpaid bill has left the most high-profile American lobbyists for the kingdom unpaid all year.

2007-01-10 01:00:00

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