Ex-Green Beret Says Emirati Bigwig Targeted Him in ‘Total War’

Scott Butler claims his business partner had him falsely arrested, got his passport seized, and swindled him out of a multi-million-dollar villa.

When a garden-variety business dispute turned ugly, an ex-U.S. Army Special Forces operator running an anti-counterfeiting consultancy in Dubai says he was “handcuffed, dragged from the airport, and humiliated in public,” before being jailed on false charges.

Then, apparently, things got really bad.

Combat veteran Scott F. Butler is now seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from his former partner Essam Al-Tamimi, for what Butler claims has been a continuing effort to destroy his life, according to a newly filed lawsuit obtained by The Daily Beast.