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Indiana Man Charged With Trying To Sell Secrets To Iraq
The Indy Channe; ^ | March 3, 2005

Posted on 03/04/2005 12:49:51 AM PST by Samwise

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Greenfield man has been indicted on accusations he tried to sell the names of U.S. intelligence agents to Iraq before the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Authorities: Man Was In Iraq In '02

Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban, a 52-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested Thursday after an investigation of more than a year by the FBI and other agencies, U.S. Attorney Susan W. Brooks said.

Shaaban, also known as Shaaban Shaaban Hafed and Joe H. Brown, is suspected of going to Iraq in 2002 and making a deal to sell the names. He isn't accused of providing the information or receiving money for it, Brooks told RTV6's Linda Allen.

The allegations focus on events that are alleged to have occurred before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

"Agreeing to provide names of United States operatives to Iraq in the months immediately preceding the war are very serious charges that go to the heart of the nation's security," Brooks said in a news release.

Information on whether investigators believe he was able to provide those names wasn't immediately available.

Shaaban, according to the indictment, went to Baghdad in late 2002 and agreed to obtain -- from a third party in another country -- the names of U.S. intelligence agents working in Iraq and sell them to Saddam Hussein's intelligence service for $3 million.

The indictment alleges that Shaaban began his trip to Iraq on or about Oct. 26, 2002, flying from Chicago to Paris to Damascus, Syria. He allegedly went to Iraq from Syria.

The United States at the time prohibited its citizens, with few exceptions, from visiting Iraq.

While in Iraq in November 2002, Shaaban allegedly offered to sell to Iraqi intelligence officers the names of about 60 agents working with the United States who either were in or would be entering Iraq, according to the indictment. He named a price of $5 million and said he would get the names from a third party, the indictment alleges.

Details on how Shaaban allegedly planned to get the names from the third party weren't immediately available.

The indictment alleges that the Iraqi officers agreed to a fee of $3 million and required that Shaaban provide a sample of the information before payment.

The indictment also alleges that Shaaban:

Sought Iraqi support to establish a TV station in the United States that would broadcast pro-Iraqi news

Sought an arrangement in which he would be paid a fee by Iraq to organize volunteers to act as human shields to protect Iraqi infrastructure during the 2003 war

Broadcast messages of support for the Iraqi government on Iraqi media stations, advocating support for Iraq and encouraging others to resist the United States

The government has charged Shaaban with conspiracy; acting as a foreign agent without notification; violations of Iraqi sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act; unlawful procurement of an identification document; and unlawful procurement of naturalization.

Shabaan, who worked in Indiana as a truck driver, was being held Thursday in the Marion County Jail, Allen reported.

Brooks said Shaaban is believed to have more than 12 aliases. Investigators believe he is from Jordan, but he also has documentation of Lebanese descent, Brooks said.

A pretrial court date has been set for next week. A trial has been scheduled to begin April 25.


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1 posted on 03/04/2005 12:49:52 AM PST by Samwise
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To: Samwise

More info here:

http://www.indystar.com/articles/6/226516-9516-092.html


2 posted on 03/04/2005 12:56:58 AM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

When are we going to start seeing traitors executed?

The Feds didn't waste any time putting a needle into Timothy McVeigh. But then, he was a politically-correct candidate for the death penalty, right?


3 posted on 03/04/2005 1:37:26 AM PST by SpyGuy (Liberalism is slow societal suicide. And screw political correctness: Islam is the Religion of Death)
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To: Samwise
Brooks said Shaaban is believed to have more than 12 aliases. Investigators believe he is from Jordan, but he also has documentation of Lebanese descent, Brooks said.

And "this" guy is legally allowed to become a NATURALIZED citizen?

Yikes!

Even those immigrants who aren't illegally crossing our borders in the dead of night don't receive but a passing glance before they're handed American Citizenship papers.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It doesn't matter if they're terrorists or pedophiles or a legion of Pee Wee Hermans . . . just give them to me."

4 posted on 03/04/2005 2:49:23 AM PST by geedee (You're a Patriot when a half-masted Old Glory makes you grieve, and Old Hillary makes you heave.)
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To: Samwise

BTTT


5 posted on 03/04/2005 3:48:52 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cindy; backhoe

ping


6 posted on 03/04/2005 3:53:24 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you for the ping Jet.


7 posted on 03/04/2005 4:00:19 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Samwise

If guilty this guy will be kept alive like most other spies and traitors. It is a shame that we may have to keep them alive for future exchange if one of ours is captured. This always seemed like the best argument against the death penalty. If we can't execute spies and traitors, why should we execute murderers who are insane.


8 posted on 03/04/2005 4:01:04 AM PST by BallyBill (I'm a God fearing man and with many I stand....)
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To: Samwise
Shaaban, also known as Shaaban Shaaban Hafed and Joe H. Brown,

Just an average Joe

9 posted on 03/04/2005 4:02:20 AM PST by palmer ("Oh you heartless gloaters")
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To: palmer
Just an average Joe

That's the scariest part. How many are there just like him?

10 posted on 03/04/2005 6:37:32 AM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

Local headquarters?

http://www.google.com/local?q=islamic+center+of&hl=en&lr=&sa=X&near=Plainfield,+IN&radius=0&latlng=39704167,-86399444,150880918460198743


11 posted on 03/04/2005 6:43:13 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

I kid you not. That mosque radiates creepy!


12 posted on 03/04/2005 6:44:37 AM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise
"According to Department of Motor Vehicles records, Shaaban was authorized to transport hazardous materials."

Indiana BMV - Asleep at the switch...again. See Indiana fake drivers license scandals in the past:

http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1548123&nav=0Ra7JRQ0

Perhaps the Republican Gov can spray for Demo-rats which infest the bureau.

13 posted on 03/04/2005 6:48:19 AM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: add925

8 yrs Evan Bayh + 8 yrs Frank O'Bannon/Joe Kernan =
bankrupt and corrupt


14 posted on 03/04/2005 7:04:13 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
8 yrs Evan Bayh + 8 yrs Frank O'Bannon/Joe Kernan = bankrupt and corrupt

BINGO! You'd think Gov Mitch would put this at the top of his list. Perhaps this new scandal will move it up.

I can hear the Libs puckering as I type!

15 posted on 03/04/2005 7:12:41 AM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: Samwise; geedee; Cindy

Greenfield Spy Was Trained in Soviet Russia — U.S.

Created: 05.03.2005 11:39 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 11:39 MSK, 13 hours 55 minutes ago

MosNews

A Greenfield truck driver accused of offering to sell the names of U.S. intelligence agents to the Iraqi government received espionage training in Russia about 30 years ago, authorities say.

Court documents released Friday in the case of Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban also reveal that the Jordanian native had five passports and used several Social Security numbers, the Indy Star web site reported.

Shaaban, 52, was arrested Thursday. He is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Kennard Foster.

“It sounds like he was under some kind of deep cover,” said Edward B. Atkeson, a senior fellow at the Arlington, Va.--based Institute of Land Warfare and a former chief of Army intelligence in Europe. “He’s got some professional backing. He couldn’t have built that kind of background and documentation by himself.”

In 1972 he lived in Moscow and married his first wife, Svetlana Anatolevna Shaban. It’s unclear whether they were divorced, the news site wrote.

During his stay in Moscow, the U.S. government says, Shaaban received training from Russian intelligence agents. The documents do not detail what kind of training. Authorities refused to elaborate.

At the time, Atkeson said, the Soviet Union was active in the international spy game.

“They did everything. You name it, they were up to it,” Atkeson said, noting that the fact that Shaaban was allowed to enter Russia is a signal that he was likely recruited.

“It was a police state —- nobody came in without their clear interest,” Atkeson said. “They would take a Jordanian with the idea of using him somehow.”

Shaaban’s first wife is thought to reside in Florida. Attempts to reach her were unsuccessful.

A federal grand jury this week indicted Shaaban on charges of conspiracy, acting illegally as a foreign agent, violating sanctions against Iraq, unlawful procurement of identification documents and unlawful procurement of naturalization.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and deportation.

16 posted on 03/05/2005 2:52:32 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thanks for the ping Tailgunner Joe.


17 posted on 03/05/2005 3:07:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yipes! Thanks for the ping.


18 posted on 03/05/2005 5:35:22 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
PING...
19 posted on 03/07/2005 4:44:58 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: SpyGuy

What they need to do is reframe this guy as a 'Right Wing Neo-Nazi Fascist Traitor who tried to sell secrets to the iraqis' Then they would get a death sentence outta the MSM.


20 posted on 03/07/2005 5:08:55 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: OXENinFLA

Gee, and his name wasn't Bill Johnson. I'm shocked I tell ya......


21 posted on 03/07/2005 5:10:58 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Blogs have a strangle hold on the MSM. The MSM is kicking out the windshield.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Damn, that's one ugly dude. Glad they caught the POS.


22 posted on 03/07/2005 5:14:30 AM PST by Avenger
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That's one ugly sumbitch. Blech!!


23 posted on 03/07/2005 5:15:13 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Blogs have a strangle hold on the MSM. The MSM is kicking out the windshield.)
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To: Samwise; dennisw; SJackson; MeekOneGOP; TrueBeliever9; Geist Krieger; JohnHuang2; Salem; Sanch; ...
'JOE BROWN' FBI HEADHUNTER - WILL TRAVEL - ping.

(Joe also produces television programming on the side.)

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Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban, a 52-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested Thursday after an investigation of more than a year by the FBI and other agencies, U.S. Attorney Susan W. Brooks said.

Shaaban, also known as Shaaban Shaaban Hafed and Joe H. Brown, is suspected of going to Iraq in 2002 and making a deal to sell the names.

Brooks said Shaaban is believed to have more than 12 aliases.

24 posted on 03/07/2005 6:36:34 AM PST by Happy2BMe (Government is not the solution to our problem, government *IS* the problem.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Samwise; MeekOneGOP; Travis McGee; Squantos; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Happy2BMe; ...
This is one of the main reasons the US legal arm of the Isalmofascists, the ACLU, stopped our police forces from profiling. These Middle East Islamofascists stand out like a flashing neon light at midnight.

He looks like his original gene pool might have come from Tikrit with the same DNA lines of the $oddomite family. His hair, facial mole and even the cleft in his chin scream, "I'm a member of the $oddomite Family!"

25 posted on 03/07/2005 7:25:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 03/07/2005 7:27:56 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Samwise
Sounds like a 'Spy' to me.

Prosecute and hang.

28 posted on 03/07/2005 7:29:27 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DoctorMichael

He had a license to haul hazardous materials.


29 posted on 03/07/2005 7:32:04 AM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Happy2BMe
Indiana Man Charged With Trying To Sell Secrets To Iraq

String him up when we do Saddam!

Registered Pic: Saddam's Day in Court





30 posted on 03/07/2005 7:40:17 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: SpyGuy

The Rosenberg Doctrine should be applied ASAP on all of these traitors. Convict then execute! What scares me, is this perp is just one of how many? There are probably thousands more like him running around this country. To he!! with CAIR and the other muslim groups crying discrimination! Everyone of these traitors has been muslim! Get a clue, CAIR!


31 posted on 03/07/2005 7:53:59 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: prairiebreeze
Gee, and his name wasn't Bill Johnson. I'm shocked I tell ya......

Yeah, but one of his aliases was Joe H. Brown! Doesn't that count?

32 posted on 03/07/2005 7:58:36 AM PST by BlackRazor
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To: Happy2BMe

4 Hour News 8 is learning more about the Greenfield man who federal authorities say was conspiring with Saddam Hussein's government against the United States.

The federal indictment against Shaaban Hafed says he went by 13 aliases. Authorities say he used fake names to get Social Security numbers, an Indiana driver’s license and a US citizenship.

"He sought to enter into a cooperation agreement where he would be paid a fee by Iraq to organize volunteers to act as human shields to protect Iraqi infrastructure during the war and finally he broadcast messages of support for the Iraqi government on Iraqi media stations that advocated support for Iraq and encouraged others to forcibly resist the United States, all of this after becoming a naturalized citizen here in the United States,” said Susan Brooks, US attorney.

Federal authorities say there's plenty of evidence against the 52-year-old truck driver. "We have charged Mr. Shaaban with violations of the foreign agent notification act as well as the national emergency economic powers act,” said Brooks.

Shabaan is being held without bond because prosecutors say he poses a serious flight risk.

In the federal indictment against him, it says that from spring 2002 to summer 2004, Shaaban communicated with the Iraqi intelligence service, which paid his travel expenses. Authorities say he often traveled from Chicago to Paris to Damascus, Syria and on to Baghdad. They also say he was trying to sell the names of 60 US intelligence agents to Iraqi intelligence and went by 13 aliases, some of which he allegedly used to get Social Security numbers an Indiana commercial drivers license and to become a US citizen. They also say he was trained by Russian intelligence when he lived in Russia.

Terrorism preparedness coordinator Peter Beering hopes the case will get people thinking more about security. "Law enforcement officials have known for a long, long time that criminals and various criminal enterprises cross through Indiana, so it's not particularly surprising, but the allegations are troubling,” said Beering.

William Dazey, the federal defender representing Shaaban wouldn't talk on camera, but says it's in his client's best interest that he limit his public comment.

Shaaban will make his first appearance in federal court next week.

33 posted on 03/07/2005 8:31:33 AM PST by B4Ranch (The Minutemen will be doing a 30 day Neighborhood Watch Program in Cochise County, Arizona.)
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To: B4Ranch
This case exemplifies the ease of which terrorists can come into this country, become legitimate (through illegitimate means), and then commence to wreak havoc and chaos among Americans.

Nothing to see here folks - your borders are in good hands.

34 posted on 03/07/2005 1:59:41 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Government is not the solution to our problem, government *IS* the problem.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Actually his physical appearance would have lent very nicely for blending in with groups of tourists casually walking across the border from Mexico.


35 posted on 03/07/2005 2:05:05 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Government is not the solution to our problem, government *IS* the problem.)
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