In August of 2016, Fallon Smart was crossing Hawthorne Blvd when she was hit by a speeding truck driven by Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah. Noorah was driving with a suspended license at the time. He also had 17 parking violations on his record. Noorah had been a student in Portland living off of $1,850 a month provided by the Saudi Government.
After Noorah was arrested the Saudi Government stepped in to provide attorneys and $100,00 in bail money. Two weeks before his trial in June of 2017, Noorah disappeared.
From the Oregonian/Olive article: www.oregonlive.com/…
A black SUV pulled up to Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah’s home in Southeast Portland two weeks before his June 2017 trial.
Noorah, a Saudi national charged the year before in the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl crossing Hawthorne Boulevard, had a bag packed that Saturday afternoon.
The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away.
That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and flummoxed.
It only took the Saudi Government 13 months after he vanished to contact US Authorities the Noorah was somehow back home. A faked passport and a private plane just might have been provided by the Saudis, imagine that.
Now Sen. Ron Wyden wants some answers from the Trump Administration. From another Olive article:www.oregonlive.com/…
Oregon’s senior U.S. senator wants the Trump administration to explain how a Saudi citizen jumped bail and apparently fled to his home country with his government’s help just before his manslaughter trial in Portland.
In a letter Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden asked two of Trump’s top Cabinet members what the administration is doing to get Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah back and hold him accountable for allegedly running down teenager Fallon Smart. He called for a thorough investigation of Noorah’s disappearance.
“These are shocking claims in any event, but with the barbaric murder of U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, they suggest a brazen pattern of disregard for the law and abuse of diplomatic privileges,” Wyden wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker.
The Saudi’s had to know there would be no pushback for this type of covert operation. What in the Hell is going on? The Saudis are now killing American citizens and not word from the Twitter master?!
I will say that my heart breaks for the family of Fallon. I truly do not know how you would get through something like this, I hope her Family can find a way to do so.
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