Americans are on edge with millions of illegals flooding into the country because we know many are not here with good intent but to commit crime.
While the Biden Administration ignores the chilling realities of human trafficking crimes committed by the cartels, they could not ignore this bizarre case.
This strange murder-for-hire plot involves Iranians hiring Hells Angels to murder American citizens.
Iranian man plots to kill defectors
Three men have been charged with planning a $350,000 murder-for-hire plot to kill individuals in the United States.
The three men include one Iranian citizen and two members of the Hells Angels from Canada.
According to court documents, between December 2020 and March 2021, Iranian Naji Sharifi Zindashti, Damion Patrick John Ryan, and Adam Richard Pearson worked together to kill two Maryland residents.
The trio are alleged to have used an encrypted messaging service called “SkyECC” to help plan the murders and negotiate payment terms.
Investigators say the intended victims had fled to the United States after one of them defected from Iran.
The Treasury Department has also taken action against a network that was allegedly run by Zindashti, which targets Iranian dissidents for kidnapping and assassination.
Now, Zindashti and his associates are banned from conducting any transactions that involve a U.S. citizen and from any transactions within the United States.
The news comes amid growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran after the death of three U.S. Soldiers via drone attacks in Jordan.
Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen said, “To those in Iran who plot murders on U.S. soil and the criminal actors who work with them, let today’s charges send a clear message: The Department of Justice will pursue you as long as it takes and wherever you are and deliver justice.”
Olsen is part of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
“As alleged, Mr. Zindashti and his team of gunmen, including a Minnesota resident, used an encrypted messaging service to orchestrate an assassination plot against two individuals,” said Andrew Luger, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota.
“Thanks to the skilled work of federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents, this murder-for-hire conspiracy was disrupted and the defendants will face justice,” he added.
The indictment alleges that Zindashti and Ryan discussed “jobs, equipment and tools” and made plans to “make some money.”
The men also discussed doing a job in the U.S. in January 2021, with Ryan saying that doing a job stateside was challenging but that he “might have someone to do it.”
A major plot disrupted
The same day that Zindashti messaged Ryan, he also allegedly messaged Pearson about doing a “job” for him in Maryland.
In response, Pearson allegedly said that “shooting is probably the easiest thing for them” and that he was “on it,” suggesting that “two guys go with proper equipment.”
Pearson also allegedly told his recruits to “shoot [the victim] in the head [to] make an example” and that “we gotta erase his head from his torso.”
According to prosecutors, the two Hells Angels agreed to receive $350,000 as payment for the “job” and another $20,000 for additional costs since they had a “four-man team ready.”
Now, the three men face charges of plotting to use interstate commerce facilities for murder-for-hire, and Pearson faces charges for having a gun while on the run and for being an illegal alien with a gun in the U.S.
The FBI and Canadian intelligence are looking into the case, while Zindashti is currently back in Iran.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.