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2 Plead Not Guilty To $20 Million Extortion Plot Against Saudi Sheik

Two people pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of plotting to extort millions of dollars from a Saudi sheik.

07/15/2014

Meshael Alayban was arrested at her condominium in Irvine after the victim, a 30-year-old woman from Kenya, left the residence and flagged down a passing bus, authorities said. (Photo courtesy OC Sheriff's Dept.)

Saudi Princess Accused Of Human Trafficking In OC Posts Bail

A Saudi princess was released Thursday after posting $5 million bail following an arrest on suspicion of holding a domestic servant against her will.

CBS Los Angeles–07/11/2013

An adult Kharpa beetle and eight larvae were found in this shipment of rice in early January. (credit: U.S. Customs And Border Protection)

Grain-Destroying Beetle From Saudi Arabi Found In LAX Cargo

The world’s most destructive grain pest was found at LAX in a recent shipment of rice from Saudi Arabia for the second time this year.

08/18/2011

An adult Kharpa beetle and eight larvae were found in this shipment of rice in early January. (credit: U.S. Customs And Border Protection)

Destructive Beetle Found At LAX In Rice Shipment

Customs officials say they’ve intercepted what they’re describing as one of the world’s most destructive grain and seed pests during an inspection at Los Angeles International Airport.

01/05/2011

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Saudi Diplomat In LA Seeks Political Asylum

A Saudi diplomat in Los Angeles is seeking political asylum, saying his life is in danger because he’s a homosexual and friends with a Jewish woman.

09/15/2010

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