American Military News: Revelations that the Saudi Arabian government may have helped its citizens escape U.S. justice have generated national headlines, triggered a federal investigation and led to legislation introduced in Congress.
The story began with a tip that federal law enforcement agents believed the Saudis helped one of its citizens, a young man studying in Portland, flee the U.S. before his manslaughter trial.
Four more cases in Oregon soon emerged where Saudi students accused of serious crimes vanished before their trial or completing their sentence, even after some surrendered their passports to authorities.
The Oregonian/OregonLive is now tracking similar cases around the country. So far it has found 17 across eight states and Canada.
The news organization’s growing investigative series also has prompted a number of questions from readers. Here’s a breakdown. MORE HERE