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Two men posing as federal agents provided Secret Service agents with iPhones, apartments, officials say


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Two men in Washington, DC, have been charged with impersonating federal agents after giving US Secret Service agents gifts including iPhones, apartments and televisions, officials say.

Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36, were arrested Wednesday night after multiple federal agencies entered an apartment building in southeast Washington, DC

Federal law enforcement enter a building in Washington, D.C.
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Both men are accused of impersonating Department of Homeland Security employees who worked on a special task force related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and prosecutors allege they posed as law enforcement officers in order to blend in with legitimate federal agents.

Two men posing as federal agents provided Secret Service agents with iPhones, apartments, officials say

Federal law enforcement enter a building in Washington, D.C.
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One of the people who received gifts previously worked in the first lady’s security department, prosecutors say.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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