Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saddam's Spies: Part Two

Part One is HERE.

From this December 30, 2008 article in the Washington Post:
Another Man Charged With Secretly Aiding Saddam Hussein

Federal authorities yesterday charged an Iraqi-born man who allegedly worked at Iraq's embassy in Washington with secretly providing information to the regime of Saddam Hussein, the second such case to come to light in recent days.

Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, a Canadian citizen, was allegedly paid -- authorities did not say how much -- for providing information to the Iraqi intelligence service.

In one instance, before the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Darwish reported that Iraqi volunteers were being trained in Virginia by the U.S. military, according to charging documents made public yesterday.

Darwish was charged by federal authorities in Maryland. The accusation against him comes a week after Saubhe Jassim Al-Dellemy, an Iraqi native and Maryland resident, pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore.

Neither man is charged with seeking or obtaining classified or otherwise secret information. Each is charged with conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government, an offense that carries a maximum prison term of five years.

Darwish, 47, was detained Dec. 24 as he tried to enter the United States from Canada, where he has been living. He is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow in Buffalo.

It was unclear yesterday whether Darwish is represented by a lawyer. Federal authorities said Darwish lived in Maryland, but they did not say where or for how long.

Darwish and Dellemy are among at least 16 people who have been charged as a result of an investigation undertaken by the FBI using documents recovered in Iraq after the U.S. invasion in 2003.

The U.S. attorney's office in Maryland declined to comment on whether the two Maryland cases are connected. The charging document filed yesterday against Darwish suggests at least one possible link....
No doubt, neighbors of Darwish and Dellemy thought they were really nice and friendly guys.

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