Susan Lindauer Accused of Spying for the Enemy
Federal agents today arrested a Maryland woman at her home on charges of acting as an agent for the Iraqi government of former president Saddam Hussein and plotting to aid resistance groups in Iraq after Hussein was ousted by U.S. forces.
Susan Lindauer, 40, a former journalist and congressional aide in Washington, was taken into custody by the FBI at her home in Takoma Park after federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against her and two Iraqis, the sons of a former diplomat, who were charged with similar offenses.
Lindauer was to be presented in U.S. District Court in Baltimore today and arraigned in New York, where the indictment originated, on Monday. Lindauer was not immediately available for comment, and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore said she did not know whether Lindauer had a lawyer. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York, however, said they expected that she would be represented by an attorney from the federal public defender’s office in Baltimore.
Some other Susan Lindauer links I received via e-mail earlier this afternoon:
- “Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Deposition” A very weird link if it’s the same woman [Update: Andrew Sullivan says it is.]
- Daily Egyptian: 4/11/96: Senator to speak at SIUC (Carol Moseley Braun connection)
- MediaWatchRevolving Door: Democrat to Democrat
- Peace Pledge Signers
Update: Jim Henley has more.*
*Note: Jim was the sender of the e-mail in question; I didn’t associate his name with a weblog and generally don’t include e-mailer’s names in posts if I don’t have a blog to associate with it.