U.S. officials allege Canadian was spying for Iraq


A Canadian citizen who was detained at the U.S. border is accused of conspiring to spy for Iraq.

U.S. Justice Department officials say 47-year-old Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, who was born in Iraq, will appear in federal court in Buffalo, N.Y., for a detention hearing Tuesday.

He was detained while entering the United States at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo on Dec. 24.

A criminal complaint filed in Maryland on Monday alleged Darwish, while working at a Maryland restaurant, was paid to provide information to Iraqi government officials and intelligence officers, including information that Iraqi volunteers were being trained by the U.S. military in Virginia.

An alleged co-conspirator pleaded guilty in Maryland last week.

A Justice Department spokesman didn't know whether Darwish has a lawyer.

Interesting, I wonder what solid evidence they have on these acusations other then another suspect admitting his guilt....... and I also wonder what the other guy went through to get his confession.