May have known Mohamed Atta
Maryem Abdelahmid Bedoui
- Birth date: 7/02/1980
- Race: White
- Gender: Female
- Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
- Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Brown
- Birth Place: TUNISIA
- Marital Status: Single
- Employer/School: BALD EAGLE AVIATION
- Employment: STUDENT PILOT
- Residency: Resident
- Citizen: N
- Street Address: 28200 BERMONT RD, Apt./Unit: 13D, City: PUNTA GORDA, State: FL, Zip: 33950
- RETAIL THEFT September 29,2001
- Arresting officer: STAMBAUGH, ROBERT
During a deportation hearing on immigration violations in Bradenton, Bedoui told Immigration Judge R. Kevin McHugh that she was friends with one of Atta's roommates but denied knowing Atta.
The FBI also raised questions about a nighttime landing Bedoui made during a solo flight at a Lockheed Martin airstrip near Orlando about two weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks. The facility was closed and Bedoui spent the night there in her plane. Bedoui told the judge that she had run out of fuel and landed there rather than risk crashing.
The immigration judge ordered Mohamed Kharbech and Nabil Ferchichi, both of whom had been in the United States about a year, to leave by the end of the month. Bedoui also was ordered deported once a shoplifting charge against her is resolved.