Saudi wields British law against U.S. author

Mar 17, 2008 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE) — /SNIP/ Ehrenfeld faces a $225,000 judgment obtained in a British court in a libel suit brought by a former banker to the Saudi royal family, billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz. /SNIP/ The source of the trouble is Ehrenfeld’s book, “Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It,” published by Bonus Books. In it, she named bin Mahfouz as a financier of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Bin Mahfouz responded by suing Ehrenfeld — not in the U.S., but in England, which is friendlier to libel claims. Full Report