Arian Taherzadeh seen in photographs submitted in a D.O.J. affidavit.
The owner of two Washington, D.C., males charged with impersonating Division of Homeland Safety brokers gained a judgment for greater than $222,000 in unpaid lease for the 5 flats they lived in and loaned out to U.S. Secret Service brokers, a court docket submitting exhibits.
The default judgment in opposition to “United States Particular Police,” an organization linked to the boys, Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali, was entered in Superior Court docket in Washington in January.
United States Particular Police, which isn’t a legislation enforcement company, had leased the 5 flats at Crossing on First Avenue since late 2020, in response to a lawsuit filed in July by a restricted legal responsibility company owned by Tishman Speyer, the true property large that owns the constructing.
However USSP had not paid any lease throughout that point, the swimsuit says.
And “they’d created a faux individual to signal the lease,” a federal prosecutor stated in court docket Friday, referring to Tazherzadeh and Ali.
A Tishman Speyer spokesman declined to touch upon the case.
The lease case got here to gentle as the boys had been as a consequence of seem at a detention listening to in U.S. District Court docket in Washington.
Prosecutors have requested a choose to order that the boys be held with out bail.
Ali, 35, and the 40-year-old Taherzadeh had been arrested Wednesday at Crossing on First Avenue, positioned within the Navy Yard space of Southeast Washington.
Federal prosecutors accuse them of impersonating Homeland Safety brokers for a number of years, and say the FBI discovered weapons, ammunition, and law-enforcement paraphernalia of their flats, even if neither man is employed by legislation enforcement.
A court docket submitting by prosecutors on Friday stated, that whereas they had been claiming to be legislation enforcement brokers concerned in covert operations, “they compromised United States Secret Service (USSS) personnel concerned in protecting particulars and with entry to the White Home complicated by lavishing items upon them, together with rent-free residing.”
“Taherzadeh acknowledged that Ali had obtained the digital entry codes and a listing of the entire tenants within the residence complicated,” which has tons of of items, the submitting stated. These entry codes enable tenants to enter their flats and the amenity areas, and function elevators within the complicated.
4 Secret Service personnel have been positioned on go away because of the case.
The Secret Service has not stated if these brokers embrace one who had been assigned to first woman Jill Biden’s protecting element.
That agent was recognized in a legal grievance as being supplied an AR-15-style assault rifle valued at $2,000 by Taherzadeh. He lived in an residence beneath Taherzadeh in the identical constructing, the grievance stated.
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