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Saudi prince says he did not agree to commission on Gadhafi's plane

July 1, 2013 at 5:02 PM
LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- A Saudi prince testified in London he did not renege on a $10 million commission in a deal to sell a private plane to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, is being sued by Jordanian consultant Daad Sharab, who claims the commission was verbally agreed upon in 2001, and that the prince was so pleased with her efforts he offered to marry her, the London Evening Standard reported Monday. The prince contends no agreement was made and accused her of working more for Gadhafi than for him.

In testimony Monday Sharab said she made a verbal agreement over dinner with Fouad Alaeddin, the prince's representative, to receive any amount she negotiated for the Airbus A340 above $110 million. The aircraft sold for $120 million.

The prince, described by the newspaper as among the world's richest men, said in court, "She was, in my eyes, becoming overwhelmingly concerned with her own position and relationship with the Libyans. I was irritated by her attitude and her apparent attempt to play both sides against each other."

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