Various websites alleged in 2004 that a Mary Schneider was an employee of Homeland Security. That while she was employed by Homeland security she was approached by Christine Sharrit who said a man named Lyazid Abad had lived in an apartment with Mohamed Atta pre 1997. And, according to Christine's mother Bonnie, that Lyazid Abad was the driver for a Khalil bin Laden and that they would regularly visit Miami and Tampa from Winter Garden, Orlando.
Upon revealing this information publicly, Schneider was allegedly placed on administrative leave by John M. Bulger, Florida District Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), and Lyazid Abad was deported. Schneider was represented at this time by David Ross, a Los Angeles-based attorney.
Bonnie Sharrit discovered many stories of immigration green card fraud in Florida upon reading public chat rooms. The bribery ring apparently involved "over 50 Islamic Muslim Moroccans, an unknown number of whom had ties" to Ihab Ali, an Egyptian who lived in Orlando before he was imprisoned in 1999 in New York City for ties to Osama bin Laden and the East Africa embassy bombings.
On August 16 2001, the Department of Justice allegedly notified Schneider that her allegations had been forwarded to Guy Lewis, U.S. attorney in Miami, who presides over the South Florida district. An Aloyma Sanchez, a spokeswoman for Lewis, refused to comment on the case because it is a pending matter. Schneider's current attorney is said to be Fort Lauderdale labor lawyer Donald Appignani.
Outside federal informant Bonnie Sharrit (mother of Christine Sharrit)--who was the fourth of Moroccan Lyazid Abad's five American wives--reported that Abad chauffeured Khalil bin Laden to both Miami and Tampa, acting somewhat as an unofficial taxi-driver.
Interestingly, informant Christine Sharrit revealed that Abad lived with Mohamed Atta in an Orlando area apartment with five or six other Muslims prior to Sharrit's February, 1997 marriage to Abad, providing evidence that alleged lead hijacker Atta was living in the U.S. during 1996 or earlier--a fact that neither the FBI nor the 9-11 Commission agree with.