I've Tried Talking To Dennis Lormel
I've tried corresponding with Dennis Lormel. If you don't know who he is, you'll learn by reading the following emails I sent to him. As the story goes, I found out where he works now. I called his offices to speak with him, and did so. He told me that a quote of his was taken out of context, and based on the available information, it appears that it was. However, he didn't elaborate any further. He asked me to send him information in an email. I did send him information to his work email, and he asked me to send it to his private email. I did so, and it got bounced back to me as a bad email address. I sent him another email to his work address telling him that the email address he gave me was bad. I never heard back from him. He is definitely someone that should be brought forward in a real investigation to testify publicly, and under oath. The following is the first informative email I sent to his work address, and to the "private" email address he gave me:
Per our conversation, here is the information I have pertaining to the allegation that Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed ordered Omar Sheikh to wire transfer $100,000 to Mohammad Atta, as well as the information attributing a confirmation from you. Any help you can give me on this would be greatly appreciated.
Here is an article written by then member of Parliament Michael Meacher.
"This is all the more remarkable when this is the same Omar Sheikh who, at the behest of General Mahmood Ahmed, head of the ISI, wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, the leading 9/11 hijacker, before the New York attacks, as confirmed by Dennis Lormel, director of FBI's financial crimes unit."
Here is an article by World Net Daily insinuating that you all but confirmed the allegation.
"J-e-M's accounts were frozen not long after Dennis M. Lormel, director of FBI's financial crimes unit, confirmed the $100,000 transaction, if not the source.
"They wired over $100,000 into Mr. [Mohamed] Atta a year ago," he testified in October, not identifying who "they" were."
Here is the actual testimony given by you regarding the $100,000 wire transfer. Keep in mind, I realize that you did not verify that Ahmed ordered Sheikh to wire transfer the money.
"Mr. LAFALCE. OK. Well, with respect to countries that are not on that list, but whose standards might not be what we think they should be, do we have a different list, and are we trying to get them to improve both their laws and their practices? I mean, I have heard and read that much of al Qaeda's funding has come from accounts belonging to charities and others and banks in the United Arab Emirates. And apparently Mohamed Atta received a wire transfer of $100,000 from a bank account in Pakistan under the control of one of bin Laden's lieutenants. And so I am just curious about that.
Mr. LORMEL. Yes. Right on the front end, ma'am, they wired over $100,000 in to Mr. Atta a year ago, and we are aware of that. And we tracked that back to accounts in the UAE."
As the story goes, Omar Sheikh wire transfered $100,000 to Mohammad Atta under the direction of then head of the ISI Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed. The Times Of India originally reported on this, and it was confirmed by Agence France Press, and the story was picked up by the online version of the Wall Street Journal. Not long after it was reported, Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed was asked to step down from his position within the ISI. There is A LOT of evidence to support the claim that Omar Sheikh wire transferred $100,000 to Mohammad Atta. There is less evidence to support the claim that Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed ordered him to do it.
Again, any help would be greatly appreciated. Either regarding Lt. General Ahmed, or Omar Sheikh's involvement.
Thank you for your time.
After that email got bounced back to me, I sent him an email to his work address to let him know, and never heard from him. I then sent the following email to his work address:
Would it be possible for you to write a statement that can be posted with regards to Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed and Omar Sheikh?
Again, any help or information you can provide with regards to the $100,000 wire transfer would be greatly appreciated considering the 9/11 Commission never addressed this issue even though it was submitted to them in the form of a question by the families.
From the 9/11 Family Steering Committee website.
22) On the issue of state sponsored terrorism:
- Why did Mahmood Ahmed, Director of Pakistan's secret service, the (ISI) order Saeed Sheikh to wire $100,000 to hijacker Mohamed Atta?
- What was Mahmood Ahmed's relationship with Al Qaeda?
- Where did the money come from?
- Did officials in Pakistan know in advance about the terrorist attack?
- On September 11 th , Mahmood Ahmed had a breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C., with House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairmen, Rep. Porter Goss and Senator Bob Graham. What were they discussing?
I guess this effort can be perceived as "no comment."