U.S. court detains Calif. man charged with serving as agent of Iran, surveilling Americans
by Spencer S. Hsu
August 20, 2018
U.S. prosecutors announced charges Monday against two men arrested Aug. 9 and accused of acting as agents of the government of Iran, covertly monitoring a Jewish center in Chicago and American members of an Iranian opposition group in exile in behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Criminal complaints against Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, were unsealed after an indictment was returned Monday in the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. attorney’s office of the District. READ MORE
WGN9 2 men charged with being Iranian spies, monitoring Chicago Jewish centers According to an indictment, the pair covertly monitored Israeli and Jewish facilities in the U.S. including the Rohr Chabad House, and the Hillel Center at the University of Chicago. The men are also accused of gathering information on members of an Iranian opposition group, and conducting surveillance on Americans in California, New York, Washington, DC and in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.