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Richardson Man Indicted For Making False Statement to the FBI

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — A federal grand jury in Dallas returned an indictment yesterday, charging a Richardson, Texas, man with six counts of making false statements to federal agents, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas and Eric Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Office of the FBI.


The charges stem from alleged false statements that Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim made to federal law enforcement officers on March 5, 2017, during a terrorism investigation. The indictment alleges that, when interviewed, Rahim made a number false statements related to his support for ISIS and his prior statements relating to violence and terrorist activity.

Rahim, 40, was arrested earlier this month on a criminal complaint and is in custody pending trial. A trial date has not been set. The maximum statutory penalty for each count alleged in the indictment is eight years in federal prison, a period of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for this investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin is prosecuting the case with assistance from the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.


The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


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Updated March 23, 2017

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