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Gem merchant claims his tip off led US authorities to Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad
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AP 11:42PM GMT 01 Nov 2013
A US businessman says he told federal investigators the location of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan years before his killing and is seeking a $25 million reward.
A letter obtained by The Associated Press from a Chicago-based law firm representing Tom Lee says the 63-year-old gem merchant reported the location of bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in 2003.
The letter sent by the Loevy & Loevy law firm to FBI Director James Comey in August says a Pakistani intelligence agent told Mr Lee that he escorted bin Laden and his family from Peshawar to Abbottabad.