Saturday, February 19, 2011

Suburban Chicago Highland Park Resident Arrested as Taliban Arms Dealer

Oded Orbach and his wife raised two adult sons in an upscale Highland Park neighborhood. But no one could ever nail him down on how he made a living.

Some heard he sold office supplies. Others were told he was in the import-export business. Many thought he was a retired cosmetic industry executive.

But a Taliban arms dealer? That’s the accusation leveled by federal authorities as part of a criminal complaint unsealed earlier this week against Orbach and five foreign nationals.

He and another American, Alway Pouryan, were arrested last week in Romania.

Orbach faces one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles in the wake of a sting that started in late 2010 and spanned the corners of the globe.

Authorities in Romania arrested Orbach on Feb. 10, the very day federal authorities raided his Highland Park home. in give peace a chance Dem Highland Park

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pathickey said...

I'll bet he has a closet full of WTTW totebags, Peter,Paul & CDs, and Best of Studs Terkel Videos.

Anne said...


It's for the children, uh terrorists.