A report has revealed that the United States Department of Homeland Security and Marshals Service have evidence that Saudi Arabia assisted a Saudi national, accused of murder, to flee the US.
Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, who faces at least 10 years in jail for first-degree murder, was bailed out of jail, given a fake passport and flown to Saudi Arabia using Saudi consular assistance, according to an investigative report published by The Oregonian on Sunday.
Noorah, who killed 15-year-old Fallon Smart in a hit-and-run incident due to reckless driving, was set to face trial on June 2017.
The Saudi consulate, however, paid $100,000 of his $1 million dollar bail, which was enough to get him released with a GPS monitoring bracelet.
Facing trial in two weeks, the 21-year-old Portland Community College student fled the country after being picked up by a black SUV and cutting the monitor from his ankle, according to authorities.