IRS Employing al-Qaeda Tipster Mohammad Weiss Rasool-Pending Investigation!

IRS Employing al-Qaeda Tipster Mohammad Weiss Rasool-Pending Investigation!

Summary of eRumor:

Rumors that the Internal Revenue service has hired Mohammad Weiss Rasool, the man who tipped off al-Qaida terrorist suspect Al-Awlaki.
 

The Truth:

According to a March 6, 2014 exclusive by P.J. Media, Mohammad Weiss Rasool has changed his name from Weiss Rasool to Weiss Russell and “is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s Office.”

TruthorFiction.com is looking into the allegation that Russell is working for the Internal Revenue Service.  We will post findings on this page when we get them.

Background

The article said that Russell/Rasool was prosecuted in 2008 for his role in a tip off to a close associate of al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlak, Abdullah Alnoshan.   Russell/Rasool was employed by the Fairfax County police and his association with Alnoshan was that they both attended the same mosque.  Alnoshan believed that he was under surveillance and gave license plate numbers of the cars he suspected to Russell/Rasool to check in the database of the FBI’s National Crime Information Center. Russell/Rasool called and left a message for Alnoshan, which was intercepted by the FBI. Alnoshan was detained in 2005 and eventually deported to Saudi Arabia. Russell/Rasool was charged and in April 2008 pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years probation.  In August 2008 He resigned from the Fairfax County Police.

Posted 03/19/14