Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar

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Hotel Maids to Get Panic Buttons

Second high-profile assault allegation prompts safety move

(Newser) - We'll call them DSK buttons: Maids at two ritzy Manhattan hotels will soon carry panic buttons so they can alert others when they're in danger, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move comes after a second high-profile assault case, this one involving 74-year-old Egyptian business executive Mahmoud Abdel... More »

Egyptian Banker Arrested in Attack on NYC Hotel Maid

Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar charged with sex abuse, unlawful imprisonment

(Newser) - The high-profile arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn apparently wasn't enough to convince one exec that he should keep his hands off New York City's maids. Prominent Egyptian banker Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar was arrested yesterday and charged with sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel, barely 2 weeks... More »

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