Information from France to Minneapolis FBI Concerning Threat Posed by Zacarias Moussaoui
(8/22/2001)(Defense Exhibit in the 2006 Trial of Moussaoui)

Defendant’s Exhibit 346
U.S. v. Moussaoui
Cr. No. 01-455-A

Precedence:      ROUTINE                                                                   Date:    08 / 22/ 2001

To:       Minneapolis                                                      Attn:     Sq. 5 SA Harry M. Samit

            Counterterrorism                                                          RFU SSA Mike Maltbie

            London                                                                        ALAT Joe Hummel

            Oklahoma City                                                 SA Scott Billings

            Investigative Services                                                    IOU – 1 Stephen Cutler

From:   Paris

                        Contact:           W. Jay Abbot 011-33-1-4312-2400

Approved By:   Ghimenti H. Enrique

Drafted By:       Abbott W. Jay

Case ID #:        (s)        [199M-M2 – 60130]   (Pending)

Title:                 MOUSSAOUI, ZACARIAS,

                        aka Shaqil,

                        IT – Other

Synopsis:          ___ To provide information received from the French…

Reference:        ___ 199M-MF-60130 Serial 1

Administrative:  ___ Reference August 16 and 17, 2001 telcals between Legat Paris_____.  Refernce August 17, 2001 telcal between Legat Paris and FBI MP.  Reference August 22, 2001 ____ fax to Legat Paris.

Enclosure (s):    ____ For FBI MP:       Legat Paris _______ and an dated August 23, 2001.

Details: _____ Legat Paris has been advised by_____ that the above-captioned subject, Zacarias Moussaoui became known _______ due to his association with a __________

To:       Minneapolis                  From:   Paris

Re:       199M-MP-60130, 08 / 22 / 2001

DPOB: 1971 at Bazas, France (Department 33) father is from Benin.  Died on April 12, 2000 in Chechnay fighting with the Mujahldeen.  While in Chechnya, was a computer expert and workded for Emir Al – Khattabe Ibn, aka Al Soueilem Samer, a Saudi known as the Black Arabian and a Muhaldeen leader in Chechnya.

After _____ death, ________ interviewed _______ who advised that ___________ was recruited to to to Chechnya by Zacarias Moussaoui.  _____ stated that Moussaoui was “the dangerous one.”

No further information was provided by ____ at this time.

_____ has requested a photograph of each of the pages of Moussaoui’s passport that show travel.  They have requested the same for Hussein Al Hassan Al Attas as well as photograph of Attas.

To :      Minneapolis                  From:   Paris

            199M-MP-60130,       08 / 22 / 2001

 LEAD (s) :

Set Lead 1 :

            AT MINNEAPOLIS


                        ___ Provide quality photographs of each page of the passports held by Zacarias Moussaoui and Hussein Al Hassan Al Attas that show any stamps to Legat Paris for examination by ______.  Provide a photograph of Attas.



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