Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 6, 2022 | Sundance
This evening, DC federal agents arrested two men who were pretending to be DC federal agents, who provided free stuff to the DC federal agents.
The two men arrested, Arian Taherzadeh (40), and Haider Ali (36), pretended to be part of a federal agency conducting federal investigations in Washington DC.
First things first, the plot worked. Federal law enforcement agents in Washington DC, took gifts including housing and other free stuff from the impersonators pretending to be federal law enforcement.
The media reports the motive of the two characters was to get “close” and form relationships with the federal agents that worked and operated around Washington DC, including the U.S. Secret Service detail for Jill Biden. As outlined by the Associated Press, the impersonators, Taherzadeh and Ali, operated in/around Washington DC as if they were part of the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), and the local feds bought it. Best men.
(Via Associated Press) – […] Prosecutors allege Taherzadeh and Ali had falsely claimed to work for the Department of Homeland Security and work on a special task force investigating gang and violence connected to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. They allege the two posed as law enforcement officers to integrate with actual federal agents.
Taherzadeh is accused of providing Secret Service officers and agents with rent-free apartments — including a penthouse worth over $40,000 a year — along with iPhones, surveillance systems, a drone, flat screen television, a generator, gun case and other policing tools, according to court documents.
He also offered to let them use a black GMC SUV that he identified as an “official government vehicle,” prosecutors say. In one instance, Taherzadeh offered to purchase a $2,000 assault rifle for a Secret Service agent who is assigned to protect the first lady.
Prosecutors said four Secret Service employees were placed on leave earlier this week as part of the investigation.
The plot unraveled when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service began investigating an assault on a mail carrier at the apartment building and the men identified themselves as being part of a phony Homeland Security unit they called the U.S. Special Police Investigation Unit.
Prosecutors say the men had also set up surveillance in the building and had been telling residents there that they could access any of their cellphones at any time. The residents also told investigators they believed the men had access to their personal information. (read more)