Virginia man accused of helping Syrian government

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Posted: Oct 12, 2011 10:15 AM
Virginia man accused of helping Syrian government

A Virginia man has been accused of conspiring to provide Syrian intelligence agencies with video and other material about activists in the United States and Syria who opposed the Syrian government.

The Justice Department says the man, Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid of Leesburg, Va., supplied the material as part of an effort to potentially harm the protesters.

Soueid was to appear Wednesday before a federal magistrate in Virginia. A six-count indictment charges him with conspiracy and with acting as an agent of the Syrian government in the U.S. without notifying the attorney general as federal law requires.