Alleged fake feds scandal represents ‘booming breach of national security’: former FBI assistant director
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According to a former FBI Special Agent and Assistant Director, the two Washington, D.C., men arrested Wednesday on charges of disguising federal officers represent a “growing violation of national security.”
Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, were both arrested during a multi-federal government raid on several apartment units in a luxury apartment in the Navy Yard area of Washington, DC. They were charged in U.S. District Court on Thursday with felony criminal mischief for allegedly assaulting a federal officer.
The men were accused of disguising themselves as federal officers for more than two years before the FBI and other government agencies executed a search warrant for a luxury apartment in the country’s capital, where several units were involved and both men were arrested.
Federal prosecutors allege that Taherzadeh and Ali used their fake law enforcement positions to associate with legitimate federal agents whom they gifted. They further allege that the men “compromised” the Secret Service personnel entering the White House with “gifts, including rent-free living.”
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Chris Sweaker, a former FBI assistant director who was in charge of all FBI criminal investigations, told Gadget Clock Digital that the situation was a threat to national security.
“If anyone can compromise with their agents and enter the Secret Service by compromising with their agents and their uniformed officers, they can go to the president and the first family. Said the suitor. “This represents a growing violation of national security.”
Suiker said he doesn’t think men are just scammers, adding that they are “very well funded”.
One aspect of the scheme that particularly worried Suiker was that the men gave the Secret Service members iPhones, which he said could be easily used to gather information.
“When I was active in the bureau we used to do this on a covert operation. And then you immediately started listening on the phone. They were dumb enough to take the phone from you. You know, it’s an easy way to intercept. Phone conversations,” said Suiker.
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Swicker says someone is instructing these people, and he calls the operation “very targeted and very calculating.”
In addition to being very close to several Secret Service agents, there are allegations that two individuals were involved in conducting surveillance on residents.
“It seems to be very, very targeted and very computational, and to me it smells like an operation, it smells like a deliberate, calculated, targeted operation by someone pointing to these two,” said Suiker.
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Although Swecker is reluctant to criticize the Secret Service, saying that “they are good at what they do,” he said there is something “lacking” with training within the organization.
“They’re good at safety, but they lack training, or are they hiring people with bad decisions?” Dr. Suiker. “You know, it has to be seen by the Inspector General of the Secret Service.”
On April 6, federal law enforcement officers recovered multiple firearms as well as ammunition while executing a search warrant. A number of “electronic devices” were found, including “significant” amounts of surveillance equipment, 30 hard drives, a machine that makes and programs personal identification verification cards, and blank cards, according to information filed in a federal prosecutor’s court on Wednesday morning. Chips.
Detention hearings for the two men will continue on Monday.
A spokesman for the Secret Service made the following statement to Gadget Clock Digital:
“The Secret Service has worked and continues to work with our law enforcement partners in this ongoing investigation. All staff involved are on administrative leave and are restricted from accessing the Secret Service facilities, equipment and systems. The Secret Service adheres to the highest professional standards and standards of conduct and He will be in active coordination with the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, ”the spokesman said.
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