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Former Twitter Employee Gets 3.5 Years in Prison for Role in Saudi Spy Scheme

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Dec
2022
Former Twitter Employee Gets 3.5 Years in Prison for Role in Saudi Spy Scheme

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An ex-Twitter employee was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for participating in a scheme where he accessed, monitored, and conveyed sensitive information that could be used to identify and locate Twitter users of interest to the Saudi Royal Family and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Ahmad Abouammo, a Seattle resident, was “convicted of acting as a foreign agent without notice to the Attorney General, conspiracy, wire fraud, international money laundering and falsification of records” after an August investigation earlier this year.

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