“An indictment was returned today charging Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, with allegedly acting on behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran…”
“… by conducting covert surveillance of Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, and collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of the group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK).”
Considering the importance of this subject, a wide variety of media outlets are covering this developing story.
“Doostdar traveled to the US from Iran in order to collect intelligence information about entities & individuals considered by the government of Iran to be enemies of that regime, including Israeli & Jewish interests, & individuals associated w/ MEK”
“In one instance, the two met in Decmber 2017, and Doostdar paid Ghorbani about $2,000 for photographs -- some with captions describing the people featured in the images -- he had taken at the MEK event that September, the news release said.”
“Ghorbani also allegedly photographed attendees at a MEK-affiliated event in Washington, D.C., in May. Doostdar called Ghorbani 10 days later to discuss how to get the information gathered at the event back to Iran, according to the indictment.”
This is also very interesting.
Ghorbani “can be seen lifting up his smartphone and pointing its lens at the speech, speaker, and/or attendees” during an MEK event.
That same report, prepared by FBI Special Agent Mikel Weir, explains how Doostdar & Ghorbani received their orders from Iran & Doostdar has been briefed in Iran three times.
"Ghorbani also informed Doostdar that he would be travelling to Iran on March 31, 2018, to conduct an in-person briefing."
The report goes on to add Ghorbani's intention to attend further MEK events in Washington & Paris.
Alireza Doostdar is the brother of Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar.
“Doostdar and Ghorbani were charged with acting as agents of Iran, violating U.S. sanctions and conspiracy. The charges carry maximum statutory penalties of 10 years, 20 years and five years in prison, respectively.”
Back in May, I had reported about unconfirmed reports regarding the FBI raiding @NIACouncil offices. I emphasized then and now that those reports were unconfirmed.
My instincts are telling me the FBI raid was real & @tparsi has been busy erasing his tracks ever since.
Yet, I emphasize again, this remains unconfirmed & I haven’t seen the FBI issue any public statement about such a raid.
The court judge of this case has turned down Ghorbani's plea for release on bail & asked for 75 years behind bars for the defendant.
This issue definitely needs Washington's focus.
Susan Ghahremani Ghajar, said to be a language professor of Al-Zahra University, is the mother of Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar.
She's seen here attending a 2016 session chaired by @khamenei_ir.
No outside of the regime's ring is allowed into such events.