Two Arrested After Posing as Federal Agents Giving Gifts to Secret Service Agents

Two men accused of impersonating Homeland Security Investigations agents were arrested by the FBI on Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

The two were allegedly providing gifts to four Secret Service agents including rent-free apartments totaling $40,000, surveillance systems, a drone, law enforcement paraphernalia and more.

One of the Secret Service agents was assigned to Jill Biden.

All four Secret Service agents have been placed on administrative leave as of April 4.

Court documents show Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36, were accused of obtaining weapons to pose as federal agents, and used the guise to get closer to members of federal law enforcement and the defense community. Investigators said the pair posed as DHS officers or employees beginning in February 2020.

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