Assets of Reported CIA Front-Man Frozen in Turkey
Al-Qadi, prior to being publicly identified as a key al-Qaeda financer, owned a prominent U.S. technology firm and reported CIA front known as Ptech.  He also escorted U.S. officials around during their visits to Saudi Arabia. 
“The previous government in Turkey had ordered the assets of Qadi frozen after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, saying that he was suspected of channeling money to terrorist organizations. … The Council of State 10th Bureau overturned the order in July on technical grounds and ordered that the assets be returned, after a challenge made by Qadi.
Turkish investigations into al-Qaeda have been obstructed to protect conflicts of interest, financial and otherwise, among al-Qadi and high-ranking Turkish officials, according to dissenting investigators and government officials. 
“The history of the file goes back to late 2001 when the government of the time, a coalition led by late Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, ordered the Finance Ministry to assign inspectors to look for Turkish links to terror financiers.
Similar allegations of obstruction of justice and dereliction of duty have been reported here in the United States, where following the 9/11 attacks FBI agent Robert Wright and other members of his unit claimed that their investigation into Yasin al-Qadi had been repeatedly blocked by higher ups at the FBI. 
Devlin Buckley is a freelance writer and journalist residing in Troy, New York. His website, the American Monitor, may be viewed at www.TheAmericanMonitor.com. He can be reached at: PDevlinBuckley@TheAmericanMonitor.com.