Well, it just turns out that KSA also has sweetheart ties with none other than SEDCO (the Saudi Economic and Development Company), an organization that--surprise--is suspected of supporting Osama bin Laden's operations. In fact, the Islamic Finance Forum gave SEDCO and KSA an award for being a fund sponsor:
Further reported by the LA Times is that KSA directly lobbied Murtha’s office for funding on behalf of 7 of its clients and that a Murtha aide advised a defense contractor that it needed to retain the services of KSA Consulting.
Zieve also dug up a recent editorial appearing in Investor’s Business Daily that stated: “The newspaper Roll Call reported that there might be a House ethics committee investigation of Murtha's apparent improprieties. But, is that possible now that Murtha has become the media's ‘hawk with a conscience?’ Come to think of it, could Murtha have been thinking about a possible ethics investigation when he decided to throw himself into the public limelight last week?”
5. Fund SponsorNow I'm not going to stick my neck out at this point by saying that Murtha intentionally aided and abetted two organizations with potential ties to terrorism, but man, the coincidences are uncanny, are they not?
-Existence for 5 years
-Minimum of 5 funds with various mandates
-Minimum AUMs of $500M
-Supporting of Islamic Finance
Winner: SEDCO, KSA