Top D.C. Lobbyists Facing Heat Over Saudi Ads

(Forward) - Partners at one of the nation's most powerful lawyer-lobbyist firms, Patton Boggs, are seeking to drop Saudi Arabia as a client in the wake of a controversial ad campaign by Qorvis Communications, in which Patton Boggs owns a 15% stake. The ads were intended to boost the image of the kingdom, battered by the September 11 attacks which were perpetrated by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden and 15 Saudi nationals, and by the Saudis' refusal to let U.S. forces use Saudi bases for attacks on Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

2002-06-03 00:00:00

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