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Second Saudi with possible link to terror is tied to Ptech

A second Saudi Arabian businessman with apparent ties to an organization alleged to have funded terrorism is listed in corporate filings as a director of a key early investor in Ptech, the Quincy software company searched by federal investigators last month. Ptech came under scrutiny chiefly because of the role of an early financial backer, Yasin al-Qadi. He helped run a charity, the Muwafaq Foundation, that the Bush administration has alleged financed Al Qaeda, the terror organization. Al-Qadi, who has denied being connected to terrorism, previously served as a director of Ptech investor Sarmany Ltd., an investment company registered in the Isle of Man. US investigators are trying to determine the role of another Sarmany director, Omar Saleh Saeed al-Amoudi, a Saudi business figure with other ties to al-Qadi, according to a senior US counter-terrorism official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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