See larger In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 fie photo, former French intelligence officer Herve Jaubert poses for a photo in his attorneys office holding a photo of one of his submarines in Stuart, Fla. Jury selection and opening statements are set Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 in federal court in Fort Pierce, Fla. in a dispute between a former French intelligence officer and a powerful Dubai conglomerate over a failed recreational submarine venture. Dubai World claims it lost $31 million because of fraud and other wrongdoing by submarine designer Herve Jaubert. Jaubert counters that he was essentially held captive in Dubai when authorities confiscated his passport in 2007. Jaubert also claims he was threatened with torture.

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In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 fie photo, former French intelligence officer Herve Jaubert poses for a photo in his attorneys office holding a photo of one of his submarines in Stuart, Fla. Jury selection and opening statements are set Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 in federal court in Fort Pierce, Fla. in a dispute between a former French intelligence officer and a powerful Dubai conglomerate over a failed recreational submarine venture. Dubai World claims it lost $31 million because of fraud and other wrongdoing by submarine designer Herve Jaubert. Jaubert counters that he was essentially held captive in Dubai when authorities confiscated his passport in 2007. Jaubert also claims he was threatened with torture.

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