Stamford, Conn. – The “Ultimate Severance” PR murder probe took a bizarre twist late Sunday when it was learned that a 32-year old Saudi gynecologist, Dr. Ali al-Aboukar aka Hamid al-Sammara, presently being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp on Cuba, is now being questioned by the FBI in connection with this evolving case.
Sources say that Dr. Ali has confessed to being the mastermind behind the cover up of the 2002 murders of Pasquel Valentine and Al Tate, principles of the high-level PR strategy consultancy Valentine-Tate, Inc. of Stamford Connecticut. It is now known that the firm had collected millions of dollars in fees from dubious clients served through cut-off subsidiary PR firms.
Ali entered the United States in 1996 after being hired by Rosen Family Health Associates, a public health clinic in Newark. Dr. Ali apparently never reported for work and dropped off the immigration watch screen until last year when he was taken into custody following a raid on Qusayr Amra, a Muslim bath house in Hoboken. Sources have now confirmed that the bath house was a front for an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell.
After his arrest, authorities are reported to have found a “treasure trove” of leads on Dr. Ali’s laptop computer. Data is reported to include emails tying Dr. Ali to several of Valentine-Tate cut-off PR firms and cryptic text messages promising support to various mainstream Democratic political organizations.
Investigators continue to note the increasing number of parallels between the Valentine-Tate murders and the novel, “Ultimate Severance” by author James Baar. In the book, following the mob murder of two top PR executives, their global agency also appoints a certain Hamid al-Sammara as Senior Vice President of Media Relations. Contacted for comment, Baar insists his “Hamid” is purely fictional. “There are a lot of Hamids in the Baghdad phone book,” Baar said.
Ken Wolfson is an award-winning freelance investigative reporter.
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