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Broidy's conspiracy suit against Jamal Benomar rejected by a New York court

Moroccan diplomat Jamal Benomar./Ph. DR
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American former fundraiser for the Republican National Committee, cannot sue Moroccan diplomat Jamal Benomar, reports Bloomberg on Friday, citing U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel.

Broidy, who raised funds for Donald Trump and runs Los Angeles-based Broidy Capital Management, accused former UN special envoy to Yemen of «orchestrating a Qatari hacking campaign».

The lawsuit lodged by Broidy, known for being close to President Donald Trump, alleges that the Moroccan diplomat hired lobbyists and sent the hacked emails to newspapers, including the Associated Press and New York Times, reported WND in October.

Judge Cathy Seibel «threw the case out on Friday, in a hearing in White Plains, New York, ruling her court lacks jurisdiction over it», the same source added.

In November, the US government officially reacted to the case, stating that the Moroccan former UN diplomat is «entitled to diplomatic immunity».

During the same month, a spokesman for U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said that Morocco's accreditation of Jamal Benomar and his request to enjoy diplomatic immunity in the US have been reviewed.

«Based on this information, we have registered Benomar with diplomatic privileges and immunities», wrote Haley's office statement. The latter was transmitted to the New York court on November the 14th.

«We don’t believe that Mr. Benomar’s claim of diplomatic status should provide him with immunity in this case, where it is alleged that he participated in a conspiracy to hack U.S. citizens as a paid agent of Qatar», Broidy’s lawyer, Lee Wolosky, told Bloomberg, insisting that Broidy plans to appeal.

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