Iraqi Agents in the Northern District of Illinois
Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
Suburban Chicago Newspaper Owner Sentenced for Being Unregistered Agent of Iraq
Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, the owner and editor of an Arabic language suburban newspaper, was sentenced on March 31, 2004, to 46 months in prison after being convicted at trial in January 2004 of being an unregistered agent of the former government of Iraq in the U.S., as well as conspiracy and perjury charges. Evidence in the case included a dossier that was seized from an Iraqi Intelligence Service safehouse in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Suburban Chicago Man Sentenced for Being Unregistered “Sleeper” Agent of Iraq
Sami Koshaba Latchin, of suburban Chicago and who worked at O’Hare International Airport, was sentenced on November 27, 2007, to four years in prison after being convicted at trial in April 2007 of being an unregistered “sleeper agent” of the former government of Iraq who was sent to spy on Saddam Hussein’s enemies in the U.S.