O’Hare Worker Convicted in Spy Case

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A suburban Chicago man who worked as a gate agent at O’Hare International Airport was convicted yesterday in an Iraqi spy case.

Authorities accused Sami Khoshaba Latchin of being a “sleeper spy” for Saddam Hussein who was awaiting orders, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Latchin was convicted of charges that he acted as an unregistered foreign agent, violated laws barring business with Iraq, lied to an FBI agent and obtained citizenship under false pretenses, according to a Justice Department press release.

Jurors told the Tribune that the evidence showed Latchin had received a $24,000 payment for his activities.

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