A married FBI informant who was spying on Muslims said the bureau instructed him to sleep with women to get intelligence, The Huffington Post reports.
Craig Monteilh, who was known as Farouk al-Aziz, was told to get “personal information” such as phone numbers, emails and friends in the Los Angeles area. He aid the FBI taught him to “pretend to be a Muslim.”
“The FBI paid me to infiltrate mosques in Los Angeles and Orange County in Southern California, as a very broad surveillance operation to give them the personal information of Muslims,” he said.
Monteilh said his $11,200 monthly compensation “clouded his judgment” as he had sex with Muslim women.
“I portrayed myself as a unmarried male, although I was married,” he said. “Within the Muslim community, they would help me to get a bride, so they would introduce me to single Muslim women. I would go out on dates and things like that. … [My FBI handlers] instructed me, if I was getting good intel, to allow it to go into sexual relations.”
The plan backfired when the Muslims he had befriended reported him to the FBI and filed a restraining order against him because of the jihadist rhetoric.