Government records in Florida reveal that Mohamed Atta was the
President of a company
in Orlando with a business partner whose web of dummy
shell companies appear characteristic of the type used
terrorist financing and illicit money laundering,
One day after the 9/11 Commission Report says the
terrorist ringleader finished making withdrawals in
Virginia Beach, VA. totaling $18,000 from a SunTrust
Bank account, on
April 5th, 2001 Hassan Erroudani,
an Orlando man with close ties to the Moroccan Embassy
in Washington D.C., filed incorporation papers with
the state of Florida listing the President of KARAM
LLC as “Mohamed Atta.”
document lists an address for "President" Atta in
Marseilles, France, which can be traced to a
graphic design firm there. (Once again, Amanda
Keller's testimony is vindicated.
Atta told her he was French.)
Died and went to IHOP
documents give the names of the KARAM LLC's officers
as Hassan Erroudani, Mohamed Atta, and Jamal
Karam LLC was delisted in 2002 by the state of Florida
for failing to file an annual report.
When the firm filed for reinstatement on January 13,
2003, it once again listed “Mohamed Atta”
as a corporate officer.
But Atta had now been
demoted to Company Secretary.
And his address has changed as well. Not to
Paradise, or Virgin City, but
Orlando, a long way from heaven, according
to those who've been there.
Atta's current address, if Florida Division of
Corporate Records can be believed, is 4124 West
Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL., the location of an
International House of Pancakes.
Orlando, Land of Mystery &
Hassan Erroudani has close ties with
the Moroccan Embassy in Washington D.C. He is also the
President of the Moroccan-American Chamber
Florida records show
Erroudani is also business partners, in a
JMH INVESTMENT GROUP,
economic counselor of the
Moroccan Embassy in Washington D.C.
Atta was, of course, in Orlando on numerous occasions.
For example, his car,
a red 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix two-door coupe, was said
to have been seen last in downtown Orlando.
Still, the idea that the “Mohamed Atta” who flew
Flight 11 into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001
had been listed as a corporate officer in a Florida
company, without it having become public
knowledge by now, seemed a tad unlikely,
perhaps even a little far-fetched.
At least, it did, until after we spoke
with KARAM LLC principal and founder Hassan
Erroudani, who we reached
by phone at his Orlando home.
hadn't counted on either
Erroudani’s flat refusal to answer
any questions about the “Mohamed Atta”
listed as an officer in his company, or his tone of
Trust us... We had been nothing if not polite, even to
the point of suggesting a reason for why the whole
thing might be just a big misunderstanding...
it perhaps just a case of two different men with
similar names?” we asked helpfully.
Ennoudani’s forceful response: “I don’t have anything
to say about that.”
And then he hung up.
Why would someone do that... unless they
possess what is commonly known as guilty
both inexplicable and suspicious.
Red flags & a Turkish
the red flags on their
various enterprises which we never got the opportunity
to question him about:
He ran a wire transfer service called Rapid
Cash from out of his
home. (Atta and Marwan
made frequent use of wire services to get money.)
He owned a company,
Seawest Car Import/Export, which appears
to be in the business of exporting luxury vehicles
to the Middle East.
One of the corporate officer in Seawest, until
recently, was one “Murat
Lt Cdr Murat Oner is the
Naval Attaché in Washington.
long and courageous struggle
to tell America what she knows about, among other
things, Turkish influence in the international drug
possibly related to the KARAM LLC
another company which ships cars to Lebanon.
Florida records show it was
the same day
that KARAM LLC
filed for reinstatement, January 13, 2003.
Another Orlando company,
Karam Moving and Storage,
gave as its address a private
home located two blocks south of the Orlando Executive
Airport… the same airport where terror flight school
owner Wally Hilliard’s Lear jet was confiscated with
43 lbs. of heroin onboard six months earlier.
Terrorists & used car
was going on in Central Florida that made Erroudani so
reluctant to talk?
U.S. federal agencies recently announced new
anti-money laundering strategies designed to begin to
combat bulk cash smuggling and trade-based money
According to a May 3 2007 article in the Boston Globe,
as traditional bank transfer avenues are shut down
cash is increasingly being converted to goods, like
cars, before being moved across borders and sold in
seemingly legitimate transactions.
Moreover, terrorists appear to have an affinity for
posing as used car salesmen. Among the many
little-known facts about Mohamed Atta is
that, in addition to being a draftsman, Mohamed Atta
sold used cars while in Hamburg.
More recently, one of the alleged terrorists involved
in the thwarted Kennedy Airport Terror Plot was a used
The convicted al-Qaeda chief in Spain, Imad Yarkas,
sentenced to 27 years in prison for conspiracy to
commit murder and for heading a terrorist
organization, was a used car salesman...
The man accused in the Bali bombing of detonating
bombs that killed nearly 200 people on that resort
island was a used car dealer...
Cash for cars. Come on
The 15 British marines and sailors seized by an
Iranian naval patrol off the coast of Iraq recently
had just boarded a vessel suspected of smuggling
“Almost every time there is a Muslim plot to blow up
and kill US and or British targets there is a Muslim
involved in financing the project,” fumed
Sarasota PI Bill Warner,
an export in terrorist financing.
Warner is credited with revealing Islamist groups with
ties to Al Qaeda operating networks used to export
stolen luxury cars from a base in Tampa, FL, just
miles from the headquarters of the US Central Command,
the group tasked with eradicating the Islamist
terrorist threat in the Middle East.
“Muslim used car scams are an updated version of the
Hawala money transfer,” states Warner.
“The cars are the cash now.
Vehicles sent to the Middle East from the US are
funding terrorism. And a few have even been used as
car bombs in Iraq.”
friendly Arab Ally
Even before the latest revelations, connections
between the 9/11 hijackers and the Moroccan Embassy
had been exposed.
Mohamed Atta phoned the Moroccan Embassy in DC on
January 2, 2001—for reasons unknown, speaking to
persons unknown—a fact buried in the notes of the 9/11
And Atta bodyguard Marwan Al Shehhi, pilot of the
second plane to hit the Twin Towers, had flown to
Casablanca, Morocco and back, also for reasons
unknown, and visiting person unknown, in early January
Despite having overstayed his previous visa, he was
able to reenter the US through Orlando without
To this date, no explanation for why Atta called the
Moroccan Embassy or why Marwan Al-Shehhi went to
Morocco have been offered.
reported that a 26-year old Moroccan man, whose name
was on the FBI’s terrorist watch list, had been a
business partner in a Florida firm with the Chief
Military Attaché for the Moroccan Embassy in
For our pains,
we were contacted by
a lawyer in Washington D.C. representing Col. Arara,
bothering to make any representation as to what about
out story might have been in error--with
yet another lawsuit.
think anything was. We still don't.
Florida records show that on June 30, 2000,
Colonel Ahmed Arara, the Military Attaché of
the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, incorporated
Inc., with terror suspect Mohammed Arara.
“Titim,” a verb in Gaelic, means “to
The Moroccan military attaché and his two Arab
companions had launched “Falling Down Inc.”
What "Falling Down" Looks
was at the Orlando International Airport in early
August of 2001, officials revealed last year,
awaiting the arrival of Mohammad al-Kahtani,
who had been chosen by Osama bin Laden to replace
Zacharias Moussaoui as the 20th hijacker.
Kahtani was denied entry into the United States by a
Customs Official. It is the only instance we are
aware of where an American official took action may
have saved lives on 9/11.
(Asked why he'd denied the Saudi entrance into the
U.S., the Customs officer told the 9/11 Commission, “The
guy gave me the creeps.”)
Mohamed Atta may even have had relatives living in
Central Florida. Majed Atta ran the
Rainbow Grocery in a suburb near Orlando called Winter
Garden, until he and his family packed their
belongings into a U-Haul and abruptly left in August
2001...just one week after telling his landlady
that he planned to buy the home from her while opening
a new grocery store in Orlando.
Welcome to TerrorLand,
in Winter Garden was Khalil bin Laden, a
brother of Saudi-born terrorist Osama bin Laden, who
lived on a 20-acre ranch in Winter Garden behind an
8-foot high concrete wall and electronic gate. Khalil
was one of several bin Laden family members allowed to
leave the United States on chartered flights to Saudi
Arabia several days after the 9/11 attack.
“There is evidence of deep links in Central Florida of
people with documented ties to the terrorist
hijackers, Osama bin Laden, and the al-Qaeda terrorist
Orlando Sentinel reported on September 23, 2001.
There was an ominous new theme in paradise: Long known
for vacations, beaches, sunshine and fun, Central
Florida’s Tomorrowland and Adventureland gave way to
the new game in town.
Welcome to TerrorLand.
Take your shoes off and get comfortable. It looks like
we'll be here awhile.