Farahani, Alireza Shahvaroghi

Also Known As:
Ali, Haj; Salimi,Vezarat; Salimi, Vezerat
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"Senior Iran-based intelligence official Alireza Shahvaroghi Farahani leads a network of intelligence operatives... tasked with targeting Iranian dissidents in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. Farahani, Khazein, Sadeghi, and Noori planned the abduction of a New York City-based Iranian-American activist by utilizing the services of a private investigator to conduct surveillance on the victim and laundered money from Iran to the United States to pay for this surveillance... Farahani, Khazein, Sadeghi, and Noori have been indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for conspiracy related to kidnapping, sanctions violations, bank and wire fraud, and money laundering... Farahani... [is] being designated today pursuant to E.O. 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the MOIS."1


1. https://home.treasury.gov/

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