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Fake federal agent pleads guilty to Secret Service scam

Added 08-04-22 12:18:01am EST - “Taherzadeh and his accused cohort Haider Sher-Ali, 35, created a fake covert law enforcement agency called the United States Special Police and made phony police credentials.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Fake federal agent pleads guilty to Secret Service scam”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Washington DC man who faked being a federal agent to scam his way into $800,000 worth of real estate has decided to cooperate with the feds.

Arian Taherzadeh, 40, pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy offense in addition to local charges of unlawful possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device and voyeurism, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

Taherzadeh and his accused cohort Haider Sher-Ali, 35, created a fake covert law enforcement agency called the United States Special Police and made phony police credentials.

On different occasions between 2018 and this spring, Taherzadeh falsely claimed to be a former Army Ranger, US Marshal and Homeland Security agent as part of a scheme to coerce three apartment complex owners into giving him multiple rent-free apartments and parking spaces for his made-up agency, according to prosecutors.

Taherzadeh then gifted weapons and stolen real estate to Secret Service agents “because it deepened their relationship and furthered his ability to impersonate himself as a federal law enforcement officer,” prosecutors said.

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