by Max Brantley
Mike Huckabee is having his Beverly Hills fund-raiser Wednesday at the home of real estate developer Fred Wehba, his campaign has announced. Ought to be quite a house. From the SF Chronicle in 2004
The historic Max Whittier estate, known in the '70s as the Beverly Hills home of Saudi Sheikh Mohammed al Fassi, has been divided and sold as two parcels.
Fred Wehba, a founder of the privately owned, commercial real estate investment company BentleyForbes, and his wife, Suzi, purchased a 2-acre parcel for $6.6 million. They plan to build a 14,000-square-foot house plus 7, 000 square feet of underground parking, a pool and a tennis court.
Wehba is a born-again Texan who helped found an evangelical church in Beverly Hills and who earlier in the year was thought to be lining up behind Rudy Giuliani.