WPP's Glover Park Group and BGR Group have quit their Saudi Arabia accounts following the alleged torture, murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist, by Saudi agents in the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Glover Park's $150K per-month pact was for counsel regarding foreign policy, as well as legislative, public policy and media-related activities, according to Justice Dept. filings. It also agreed to conduct specific advocacy programs selected by the client.
BGR Government Affairs received $80K monthly for strategic counsel on issues of concern to Saudi Arabia and advice on US policies. It also maintained contact with Members of Congress and their staffers.