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Report: Saudi inmate possibly linked to prison gang

DENVER - Investigators probing the killing of Colorado's corrections chief are reportedly looking for possible links between a prison gang and a Saudi inmate denied permission to return home.
Sources tell The Denver Post that FBI agents are investigating any possible financial transactions between Homaidan al-Turki and the 211 Crew to see if he may have paid for protection. They say investigators are also talking to people who run errands for him.
Al-Turki's lawyer Hal Haddon confirmed investigators have talked to them but said any notion that al-Turki had money to pay for Tom Clements' murder is "nonsense."
Al-Turki was temporarily moved into a solitary cell after the killing. Officials said it was for his own protection because of media reports. Officials say he was moved back to solitary Tuesday because of the Post report.

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