Feds charge man in Chicago in bizarre Iranian spy plot
ABC 7 Chicago
An Iranian-American man was arrested in Chicago in connection with an alleged bizarre spy plot that may have targeted some members of Congress, the ABC7 I-Team has learned.
The alleged activities echo Iran’s recent failed terrorist operations in Europe and 2011 Arbabsiar plot in U.S. If true, adds evidence to view that Iran believes it faces little risk from such activities.
The court filing doesn't name individuals who were to be targeted, but information about "several U.S. Congressman who have overt ties to the MEK" was found in a locked suitcase allegedly linked to the men.