Four members of the United States Secret Service, a member who was in the defense of First Lady Jill Biden, were fired after receiving gifts from two men accused of being involved and pretending to be Homeland Security Investigation Agents.
The two men, Aryan Taherzadeh and Haider Ali, have been accused of disguising federal law enforcement officers and allegedly gifting members of the Secret Service যেমন 40,000 worth of rent-free apartments, surveillance systems, a drone, law enforcement equipment and more. , Court documents. Says
“All staff involved are on administrative leave and have limited access to the Secret Service facilities, equipment and systems. The Secret Service adheres to the highest level of professional standards and conduct and will remain in active coordination with the Department of Justice and Homeland Security.” Service.
According to court documents released Wednesday night, Taherzadeh and Ali have been accused of posing as “special police”, claiming to be involved in “undercover gang-related investigations as well as conducting investigations into violence in the US capital.”
Taherzadeh went so far as to show a person identified as “Witness 1” in court documents as an “HSI case file” that they were “working” to be identified as “confidential”. They even went as far as the identical Chevy Tahoes fitted with police lights.
“Taherzadeh told Witness 1 that as part of the recruitment process, Taherzadeh should be shot with an air rifle to assess the response and pain tolerance of witness 1. According to witness 1, because he believed it was a DHS / HSI recruitment process, he He agreed to shoot, and later Taherzadeh shot him. Ali was present during the shooting. “
Another witness interviewed in court documents, and in the description of the first woman, Taherzadeh said he was in a “secret task force” and that he provided many benefits to members of law enforcement agencies. He also offered to give an AR-style rifle to a witness who did not want to be named.
In addition, Taherzadeh told the anonymous Secret Service agent in the First Lady’s details that the agency had the gun that the witness had.
Taherzadeh brought a Glock 19 Generation 5 to a legal tactical holster in Witness 2’s apartment. Want to give a holster ৷ still in possession of this holster. “
Another witness, whose name has not been released, allegedly saw the fraudulent section of the certificate at the Homeland Security Computer and Federal Training Center in Taherzadeh.
The men told residents of the Navy Yard apartment complex where they lived that they were renting apartments provided by DHS and set up a surveillance system around the apartment complex where residents could access it at any time from their mobile devices.
“These residents say they believe that Taherzadeh and Ali had access to the personal information of all the residents of the apartment complex.”
An eyewitness believes the two men had access codes throughout the building because of their pretense to be law enforcement.
Taherzadeh allegedly went to another DHS employee who worked for HSI. However, when the employee searched for him in the database, he was not found.
The investigation began when the suspects witnessed an attack involving a letter bearer and postal inspection agents.
The USPIS inspector passed the information to the DHS Office of the Inspector General, who later referred the information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for further investigation. As stated in the document.
The names of the sacked Secret Service members have not been released. The court documents did not say when the alleged interaction took place.