A 40-year-old Washington DC man has pleaded guilty to posing as a federal agent to secure homes
A man who posed as a federal agent and infiltrated Jill Biden’s Secret Service has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other charges.
Arian ‘Ari’ Taherzadeh, 40, admitted to setting up a private law enforcement service called the United States Special Police and posing as federal agents to recruit members for his fake investigative team.
He also lavished gifts on Secret Service agents, including one deployed to protect the First Lady, such as rent-free luxury apartments in Washington DC, drones, iPhones and firearms.
Court records show he has amassed more than $1 million in debt for unpaid apartment complex rents, luxury automobiles, VIP box seats at Capital One Arena, and a sponsorship deal with the company, which owns several professional sports teams.
Taherzadeh on Monday pleaded guilty to conspiracy, unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device and voyeurism. He also agreed to cooperate with the ongoing Justice Department investigation.
His next court date is November 2nd. A judgment date has not yet been set.
Arian ‘Ari’ Taherzadeh, 40, who posed as a federal agent and infiltrated Jill Biden’s intelligence agency, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other charges
As part of his plea, Taherzadeh admitted that he, his co-defendant Haider Ali, 35, and an unnamed other defendant conspired to recruit people to serve on a bogus Homeland Security (DHS) task force.
The scheme began in December 2018 and lasted until April 2022, court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show.
Taherzadeh formed the United States Special Police (USSP) and posed as part of a covert federal police task force. The company was in no way affiliated with the US government.
Taherzadeh, however, falsely claimed to be a Department of Homeland Security special agent, a member of a multi-jurisdictional federal task force, a former United States Air Marshal, and a former Army Ranger — among others — to recruit others for the USSP.
He and Ali, under USSP cover, defrauded three local apartment complexes by providing him with multiple units and parking spaces for his alleged law enforcement operations, and used a fraudulent connection to DHS to ingratiate themselves with members of the federal police force.
The complexes suffered more than $800,000 in losses from unpaid rent, parking fees and related fees, court documents said.
Taherzadeh admitted to establishing a law enforcement service called the United States Special Police and posing as federal agents to recruit members for his fake investigative team
Taherzadeh and his co-defendant Haider Ali, 35, wore fake police uniforms in their DC homes
Officers also found police clothing, paraphernalia, equipment and an identification device during their raid
Agents from the FBI, NCIS and USPIS raided multiple floors and units of a luxury apartment building in southeast Washington, DC, in April 2022
Taherzadeh and Ali were arrested on April 6, prompting the intelligence agency to put four agents on leave pending an investigation for accepting gifts. One of the furloughed agents was assigned to protect Jill Biden.
The Justice Department said they distributed gifts worth over $90,000.
Taherzadeh began falsely identifying himself as a federal agent to members of the intelligence community in spring 2020. He told two agents he worked in a gang unit and told another that he was part of an undercover task force.
He provided three Secret Service employees with gifts, including rent-free apartments, in order to “curl up” with the workers.
According to the pleading document, the gifts were intended to deepen his relationship with the agents and encourage his ability to pose as a federal law enforcement officer.
Arian Taherzadeh enters his father’s home in Sterling on April 13, 2022 after the government failed to appeal to keep him behind bars in a Washington DC jail
Officers confiscated a dynamic entry kit from Penthouse 5, which contained a mini door stand, an axe, a sledgehammer, a Halligan tool, and bolt cutters
Among the items seized in the investigation of Taherzadeh and Ali was a package containing a cigar case containing four cigars
Images from the 7th floor raid of a unit where Arian Taherzadeh was allegedly staying for free showed agents “obtaining three recent copies of Taherzadeh’s Washington DC driver’s license, passport, United States Special Police Force business cards, a USSP police badge have , and several identification and credit cards
Haider Sher-Ali poses in a now-deleted image from his Facebook
As the FBI searched properties linked to the men, agents recovered so much guns, surveillance equipment, hard drives and other evidence that a moving truck was needed to move it all.
In one unit, agents discovered five fully loaded high-capacity ammunition feeders containing a total of 61 rounds of ammunition.
Officers also found police clothing, paraphernalia, equipment and an identification device during their raid.
Among the items seized were police insignia, tactical gear and gear, police lights, a Glock pistol, surveillance gear and unlicensed long gun components including a firearm barrel, weapon storage attachments, foregrips, a magazine cartridge and a telescopic sight.
Officials also learned that Taherzadeh had installed surveillance cameras inside and outside his home in one of the complexes, including in his bedroom.
He used these cameras to record women engaged in sexual activity and then showed the explicit videos to third parties.
Before Taherzadeh started posing as a federal law enforcement officer, he told people he was a wealthy owner of an Internet hosting company.
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