By Eric Longabardi
The Enterprise Report has learned exclusively that a Beverly Hills mansion rented by a member of the Saudi Royal family and occupied by a large entourage in the summer of 2008 has spawned a federal investigation into exactly who was in the house and where they went. The Saudi Royal, Dona (Bebe) Al Saud, is a purported sister in the Saudi Royal family.
The case has been shrouded in mystery as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has refused to disclose extensive details about the case.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman Virgina Kice did confirm to TER that Los Angeles area based Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been conducting an on-going investigation of who was at the house regarding "a routine case lead" about a visa overstay since at least March of this year. According to the DHS spokeswoman no arrests have taken place. Spokeswoman Kice declined to disclose any additional information about the case. Sources close to the case tell TER that the FBI may also be involved in the case. FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller refused to discuss the case or provide any details of possible FBI involvement in the case.
TER has learned that DHS previously began an investigation into a "person of interest" and visited the owner of the home at his Beverly Hills home on two occasions, one shortly after the Saudi Royal entourage had departed in 2008. Both times according to sources, the DHS agents were looking for a middle eastern man and showed the owner a photograph of the person they were looking for.
According to sources close to the case, both visits by DHS agents were made in the early morning hours and the federal agents seemed to believe that the person they were looking for could still be living inside the home. The owner rented the sprawling multi-million dollar estate to the Saudi's via a third party Los Angeles house broker for well over a $100,000 for a just over five weeks. The owner of the home, who spoke directly with TER extensively declined to be named for this story out of fear of possible reprisals from Saudi interests.