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A trail of accusations

A review of court records throughout the Washington area shows that more than 30 lawsuits have been filed against the Salahis or their enterprises since 2004. Most are civil cases seeking payment for various things from auto repairs to a hospital visit. Some are pending; some have been settled out of court. In a number of cases, the plaintiffs won a judgment against the Salahis, only to say they have not been paid. A sampling of what people say they're owed follows:


$25,000: Music promoter who flew in a band from France for a Salahi event.

$15,000: Couple who claimed unauthorized charges to their credit card for their wedding reception

$25,000: A lighting and sound company for services provided.

$54,000: Party company for rentals, planning and catering.

$7,355: Limousine company for cars and drivers.


$3,000: Hospital for medical visits.

$925: Landscaper for lawn mowing.

$13,397: Credit card company for unpaid bills.

$1,478: Chauffeur for back wages.

$500: Homeowners association for unpaid dues.


$45,000: Newlyweds alleging breach of contract over wedding reception.

$25,000: Another couple alleging breach of contract for wedding reception.

$38,465: Bank seeking to recover the balance of a loan for a 2005 Aston Martin DB9.

$9,711: Graphics company for unpaid bills.

$15,916: Bank for loan default.

$2,999: Florist for unpaid bills.

$17,358: Electrical contractors.

$304,920: Middleburg catering firm.

$18,790: Packaging company.

$50,615: New York winery for bottling equipment.


$4,000: Georgetown stylist for hair extensions and salon services.


$15,000: Montgomery County Liquor Control Board for wine and drinks.

Graphic by - The Washington Post

Series: Part 1

White House silence keeps saga of Salahi breach alive

Tareq and Michaele Salahi's White House visit has revealed personnel failings and damage control maneuverings in the administration, institutional vulnerabilities in the security agency, and the perils of celebrity culture and political gamesmanship in Washington.

Series: Part 2

Before they were famous

A peek inside the lives and careers of Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the couple who attended the White House state dinner without an invitation.

Series: Part 3

A trail of accusations

Before they gained international notoriety by walking into the White House without an invitation, Tareq and Michaele Salahi were well known inside courthouses all around the capital area.

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