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Adnan Kashoggi, an infamous figure of worldwide disrepute, is a substantial owner in Genesis Intermedia, according to this Blooomberg piece.

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Saudi Financier Kashoggi Controls 33% of GenesisIntermediacom
Van Nuys, California, Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi financier and arms merchant Adnan Kashoggi amassed a 33 percent stake in though an offshore holding company last year as the self-help marketer's shares gained 195 percent.

Last week Genesis, which sells videotapes on love, diet and finance and operates kiosks providing free Internet access in more than 20 shopping malls, offered $49.1 million to buy, which markets apparel and beauty products over the Internet.

Kashoggi's role as president of Ultimate Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda, was disclosed for the first time Wednesday in an amended Securities and Exchange Commission filing concerning its stake. The 65-year-old Saudi citizen, who claimed in the 1970s to be the richest man in the world, is known for his role in helping to finance the sale of arms by the U.S. government in the 1985 Iran- Contra affair.

Ultimate now owns 2,138,634 Genesis shares, according to the filing, which said the company's principal business is investing in technology and telecommunications companies.

Ultimate began buying Genesis stock in February, according to Ultimate's prior filings. Genesis, which lost $16.7 million in the first three quarters of 2000, said in its earnings report that it has received $30.9 million of loans from Ultimate since November, 1999.

A `Surprise'

Ramy El-Batrawi chief executive of Genesis, said he was surprised to hear that Kashoggi's name was on the SEC filing.

``It's strange that it came out,'' said El-Batrawi, in a telephone interview. ''He wanted a low profile.''

El-Batrawi said he has known Kashoggi for 15 years and worked with him ``on deals'' between 1988 and 1993. He said the two speak ``almost every day,'' and Kashoggi has visited the company's office.

Ultimate's first Genesis purchase was 1,600 shares for $16.50 a share on Feb. 24. The next day, Genesis soared 70 percent after Courtney Smith, president of Courtney Smith & Co. of New York, recommended it on CNBC television.

Smith, repeated his recommendation in four more television appearances in March, June, July and December on the CNN and CNN- FN networks.

Smith wasn't immediately available for comment.

Kashoggi, whose name is sometimes spelled Khashoggi, is wanted by police in Thailand on suspicion of loan fraud in connection with the collapse of the Bangkok Bank of Commerce in May 1996, according to the Economic Crime Division of that nation's police.

A Saudi Address

Kashoggi's principal occupation was listed as ``director and president'' of Ultimate in its amended 13-D filed Wednesday. The document said his principal office was at Alnasar Trading Industries, in Rayd, Saudi Arabia.

Kashoggi wasn't immediately available for comment.

U.S. securities laws didn't require the disclosure of Kashoggi's involvement with Genesis, said Alan Bromberg, law professor at Southern Methodist University.

``That's a piece of information investors would be interested in knowing, but there's no express disclosure requirement,'' he said.

Last week, Genesis offered to pay $2 in cash and .29 shares for each share of That's about $7 a share, more than double's recent price of $3.

Genesis said it has already purchased a 7 percent stake in the New York-based online clothing retailer. had $27 million of cash on Sept.30, or about $3.60 a share.

El-Batrawi said Kashoggi supports the proposed acquisition. ``He likes the play,'' said El-Batrawi.

For the first nine months of 2000, Genesis lost $2.90 per share on sales of $32.2 million. Its net worth on Sept. 30 was $4.7 million. The market value of its 6.5 million shares is more than $110 million.

Less than 1 percent of its sales came from its Internet kiosk business during that period.

Genesis fell 19 cents to $17 in late morning trading. The company has 6.5 million shares outstanding as of Nov. 14.

Jan/05/2001 11:29 ET
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38Hi IS: Yes, quiet. For my purposes, I know now that ERTH, GENI and Kashoggi arpeter michaelson-1/15/2001
37quiet here...RockyBalboa-1/14/2001
36IS: Stock leader has been around SI for a long while - I don't think he is peter michaelson-1/8/2001
35This one looks like a paid tout (or not)? Sure he is a moron... Message 1514658RockyBalboa-1/8/2001
34Kashoggi Quietly Buys 33% of Self-Help Video Marketer (Correct) Van Nuys, CaliStockDung-1/8/2001
33Search Results For : Milner House, 18 Parliament St. tenkwizard.comStockDung-1/8/2001
32<i>Ever heard of Affordable Homes of America, now World Homes, a Nevada CoPluvia-1/8/2001
31You're a hard man, Charlie Brown..!! :-)jmhollen-1/7/2001
30I wouldn't write any Khashoggi off as not being directly or peripherally reljmhollen-1/7/2001
29I haven't followed COII (now AMEX:CIO), and Secord. BCCI was a real big storRockyBalboa-1/7/2001
28Gee, wasn't Secord, currently of CIO, (symbol change from CIA, er, COII) invpeter michaelson-1/7/2001
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25Very good, peter!RockyBalboa-1/7/2001
24What can I say. Good reaearch, peter... Now we should look for Kashoggi's sRockyBalboa-1/7/2001
23peter---i don't speak Greek. -g-Boquacious-1/7/2001
22These are the others named as Directors or Officers of Ultimate Holdings with Adpeter michaelson-1/7/2001
21I had a buddy who I grew up with get involved with those mind/language warping Sjmhollen-1/7/2001
20The GENI/Kashoggi filing.... United States peter michaelson-1/7/2001
19Ever heard of Affordable Homes of America, now World Homes, a Nevada Corporationpeter michaelson-1/7/2001
18oops, guess what. YOu were right again. Hussein Khashoggi is Adnan's son..peter michaelson-1/7/2001 CHARGED. Adnan Kashoggi, 61, Saudi financier and arms dealer, with obtpeter michaelson-1/6/2001
16Conspiracy theorists are fascinated that Dodi al-Fayed, Princess Diane's boypeter michaelson-1/6/2001
15Well, perhaps I spoke too soon. This lady seems to think that Essam of Santa Bapeter michaelson-1/6/2001
14Poor Adnan Nigel Dempster reported in the Mail in October that Lamia, the secopeter michaelson-1/6/2001
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