USA v. Fayad, Ali, et al.

FARC; Hizballah

[SDNY] Ali Fayad, a Lebanese-born Ukrainian arms dealer and Hizballah operative was indicted along with co-conspirators Faouzi Jaber and Khaled El Merebi on charges that included "conspiracy to kill officers and employees of the United States," "conspiracy to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles,""conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization," and conspiracy to commit money laundering." In April 2014, Fayad was arrested alongwith Jaber and El Merebi in a Prague hotel by undercover agents of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), who were posing as members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Fayad and his co-conspirators had met with the undercover DEA agents in Ghana and Warsaw as part of a two-year sting operation. The case is currently pending in court.