CRIME

Washington Post employee posed as ICE agent, police say

fake ice agent mugshot

 (Maryland County Police Department)

A Washington Post employee was arrested last month and charged with impersonating an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent following an FBI raid, court documents show.

Itai Ozderman, 35, is accused of impersonating an ICE officer throughout Falls Church, Va., on more than one occasion, according to Montgomery County District Court documents.

Police say that he sported a bulletproof vest bearing the ICE logo and, when the FBI entered his home in Maryland bearing a search warrant, they discovered 10 weapons, including two M4-style assault rifles and a shotgun. They also found body armor and tactical vests.

Court records and police sources confirmed to ABC7 News that Ozderman has worked in the IT department at The Washington Post for about two years.

"All we have to share is that we are aware of the story and looking into it," The Washington Post Director of Communications Shani George wrote in an email to ABC7 News on Monday.

So far, Ozderman has been charged with impersonating an officer and transporting a handgun in a vehicle; the FBI may take over the investigation. 

If the case remains in Montgomery County, Ozderman faces up to five years in prison and/or $4,500 in fines.