Saudi prince defends Gadhafi deal in UK court
- July 1, 2013 - 9:50 AM
LONDON — A prominent member of the Saudi royal family is defending his handling of the 2005 sale of a jet to the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a London court.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is being sued by a Jordanian businesswoman who claims she is owed a commission of 6.5 million pound2 ($9.9 million) for helping arrange the sale.
Appearing in the High Court, he denied that he had agreed to pay a specific commission to consultant Daad Sharab.
She claims the prince, a nephew of King Abdullah, agreed to the commission during a meeting at Gadhafi's tent in Libya.
Alwaleed's wealth is estimated in the billions, but he told the judge Friday that "every dollar counts for me."
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