Freedom of the press is snatched and crumbled by business tycoons in the Middle East. These corrupt powerful businessmen are killing journalists and threatening media persons when they write anything against them. Illegal arms dealer Tony Abi Saab is one of them.
Lebanese businessman, Tony Abi Saab embezzled 5 million dollars of the US Army in a contract fraud through his ghost companies—K5 Global and Bennet Fouch. He even sold weapons to the Syrian civil war and to the terrorists in other countries like Iran and Afghanistan. His shell company Brixia produced spare parts for weapons for reassembly and sales to the black market of Syria. Another company of Tony, Tactica Ltd was buying guns and weapons commercially and selling them to the terrorists illegally.
Despite Tony’s arrest in 2011 by the US Army through a global sting operation, no media channel ran his story. The initial trial in the US court was followed by very few newspapers and channels. The rate of follow up reports of Tony’s arrest and crimes declined to zero in a day or two after his hearing in the civil court. Media persons were threatened to be killed if raised their voice and out of fear nobody wrote anything about him.
Tony does an illegal business deal with the terrorist organizations and also maintains contacts with a network of companies around the world, helping him out to deliver in the heinous crimes. Tony, owner of Brescia Middle East (BME), a gun company in Lebanon procured defense tenders in war-torn countries and his clandestine trade is to accept the weapons demands from terrorists. The truth is Tony frauds with the military and supports terrorists for profits. BME imports weapons to Lebanon from Italy and illegally distributes them among Tony’s shell companies, from there to terrorist groups.
He is yet to be jailed, thus roaming free and committing fraud and fuelling violence in the vulnerable regions of the world.