Alexei Saab Biography
Alexei Saab is from New Jersey US. He is an IT professional and college lecturer. He is accused by the U.S. government of scouting prominent targets for Hezbollah in New York, Boston and Washington D.C., including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Fenway Park, and the White House.
“As a member of the Hizballah component that coordinates external terrorist attack planning, Alexei Saab allegedly used his training to scout possible targets throughout the U.S.,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman. @SDNYnews https://t.co/3gno1LIEqj
— U.S. Attorneys (@USAttorneys) September 20, 2019
According to his LinkedIn page, Saab was the director of IT for a waste management company in Morristown called Covanta, a position he held for more than two years. Before that, he held a variety of positions in IT and as a software engineer, including for Microsoft. His page says he worked there for seven months.
Alexei Saab Age
He is 42 years old
Alexei Saab Education
Scout for militant group Hezbollah studied locations for attacks in New York, Boston and Washington and sending info to leadership in Lebanon
Prosecutors allege Alexei Saab had extensive firearms and bomb-making training https://t.co/zeweNx1Thv
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) September 19, 2019
He had a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York (CUNY) from 2015 and an MBA in International Business/management from Zicklin. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer and Communications from The Lebanese University.
Alexei Saab Career in Information Technology
Saab worked as an adjunct lecturer for Baruch College in New York for three years, his LinkedIn page reads.
He described his duties as “Adjunct Lecturer at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of new York (CUNY). Teaching MBA and MS programs, courses cover ‘IT Strategy for Managers’ and ‘Business and Data Modeling.’”
Alexei Saab Hizballah
Alexei Saab became a naturalized American citizen in 2008, even though, according to the U.S. government, he has been a #Hezbollah member since 1996 and has a background in making explosives. https://t.co/zxfY6vXT7h
— Jewish News Syndicate (@JNS_org) September 19, 2019
Alexei Saab is alleged that, from 1996 through March 2019, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, Saab helped provide “material support or resources” to a “designated foreign terrorist organization.” That organization is listed in the complaint as “Hizballah,” sometimes called Hezbollah, which “was designated by the Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organization.” Hizballah “engages and has engaged in terrorism,” the government says.
Hizballah Alleged Helper from New Jersey Alexei Saab
A 42y.o. man from Morristown,NJ was indicted on charges related to allegations that the was an “operative of Hizballah,” the terrorist organization based in Lebanon. Alexei Saab would report on the”soft spots”of NYC landmarks (including buildings, bridges and tunnels)like the UN. pic.twitter.com/Gueu4AgANt
— Clare (@ClareHymes22) September 19, 2019
While living in the United States, Saab, acting for Hizballah, “surveilled dozens of locations in New York City—including the United Nations headquarters, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and local airports, tunnels, and bridges—and provided detailed information on these locations, including photographs, to the IJO,” which is a branch of Hizballah, the government contends.
At one point, Saab indicated he was on autopilot to collect intelligence at any opportunity and would take photos with dual purpose, both as a tourist and to provide the information back to the group, the indictment claims.
FBI recovered photographs from Saab’s electronic devices reflecting his surveillance activities, including photographs of New York City landmarks.”
Alexei Saab Allegations
Authorities say that Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, scouted dozens of NYC locations for a potential terror attack, including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and local airports, tunnels and bridges. https://t.co/gf1DtXxZeo
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) September 19, 2019
According to the allegations, while living in the United States, Saab served as an operative of Hizballah and conducted surveillance of possible target locations in order to help the foreign terrorist organization prepare for potential future attacks against the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C.
Demers, in a Department of Justice news release. “Such covert activities conducted on U.S. soil are a clear threat to our national security and I applaud the agents, analysts, and prosecutors who are responsible for this investigation and prosecution.”
Authorities Say That Saab Was an Operative in IJO, Which Is a Terrorist Arm of Hizbollah & He Was Once Questioned at the Airport After Explosives Were Detected on His Luggage
Saab Joined Hizballah in 1996 When He Was a College Student & Received Training in Weaponry & Tradecraft, the Government Alleges
BREAKING: Feds arrest NJ man — Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, who entered US in 2000 with Lebanese passport — for scouting NYC, DC, Boston landmarks for Hezbollah terror attacks https://t.co/bzZpyEDQ98 pic.twitter.com/lnJKyjbbci
— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) September 19, 2019
Alexei Saab Charges
He was charged in a nine-count indictment, allegedly “for offenses related to his support for Hizballah and separate marriage-fraud offenses.”