Wanted by the FBI

CONSPIRACY; MAIL FRAUD; WIRE FRAUD; BRIBERY; MONEY LAUNDERING; INTERSTATE TRAVEL IN AID OF RACKETEERING

FARHAD "FRED" MONEM

Photograph of Farhad Fred Monem

Alias: Fred Monem

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used:  July 30, 1958 Hair: Black
Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'10" Sex: Male
Weight: 210 pounds Race: White (Persian)
NCIC: W723324333 Nationality: Iranian
Occupations: Prison Food Buyer and Food Salesman
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: Monem speaks both Farsi and English. He is a naturalized American citizen. Monem is known to have traveled to Buffalo, New York, on July 1, 2007, and has ties to California, Canada, and Iran. It is alleged that he is a heavy user of marijuana, hashish, and alcohol. He also likes to gamble.

CAUTION

On October 19, 2007, a federal grand jury in Eugene, Oregon, indicted Farhad "Fred" Monem on twenty counts relating to an alleged bribery scheme. The charges stem from Monem's former employment as the food services administrator for the Oregon Department of Corrections. He faces conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, and interstate travel in aid of racketeering charges.

REWARD

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Farhad Monem.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.

Signature of Robert S. Mueller, III
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
 


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