Arian Taherzadeh, a sketch from a detention hearing of two men charged with impersonating a DHS agent.
Source: Bill Hennessy
The judge granted bail to the two Washington, DC on Tuesday. Impersonate a federal law enforcement agency.
A prosecutor at a hearing in the US District Court in Washington said he could appeal against Judge G. Michael Harvey’s decision to release men Haider Ali and Arian Tahelzade.
Harvey said the man, who had been in prison since his arrest last week, was released to relatives’ detention centers in the Washington area, trapped in those dwellings, and monitored by global positioning satellites.
Harvey maintained his decision until 9 am Wednesday, giving the prosecutor time to decide whether to appeal his bail decision.
Prosecutor said Men who tricked secret service agents Others claiming to be Homeland Security agents called Harvey to detain both men while waiting for their trial, calling them a threat to the public.
Submission to the US District Court in Washington, DC by the Federal Attorney Office of the District of Columbia
Courtesy: Federal Attorney Office, District of Columbia
Weapon cache Police equipment found in a man-managed apartmentLent two expensive apartments The prosecutor told the two secret service agents. They also called ants a flight risk, given the history of travel to Pakistan and Iran.
While prosecutors claimed that the men were engaged in DHS covert operations, “they generously gave gifts, including free rent, to provide protection details and access to the White House complex. It put the US Secret Service (USSS) staff involved at risk. ” life. “
But Mr. Harvey said the case did not meet the criteria for refusing bail to defendants, especially since neither man was charged with violent crimes.
“In such cases, the release should be the norm,” Harvey said.
“It’s not a violent crime. It’s a felony, but it’s a felony with a maximum imprisonment period of three years.”
The judge also said that if the duo were convicted of a crime, the sentencing guidelines would recommend imprisonment of only 0-6 months, which is the minimum possible range of imprisonment under these guidelines. rice field.
Four secret service agents who came into contact with the man were put on leave.
Among the witnesses to the men are the First Lady Jill Biden’s protection details and the Secret Service agent assigned to the White House.