EXCLUSIVE – REVEALED: Missing Massachusetts mom-of-three is real estate manager of luxury Washington DC building where two FAKE Homeland agents lived, partied and cozied up to Secret Service personnel
- Ana Walshe, 39, vanished on New Year’s Day and was last seen leaving her home at 6am to catch a flight
- The mother-of-three was the manager of a building that was raided by the FBI last year
- Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Sher-Ali were arrested for pretending to be federal agents
- Residents last saw the building manager a few days before Christmas and describe her as a ‘force’
A missing Massachusetts mother-of-three is the real estate manager in charge of a luxury Washington DC building where two fake Homeland Security agents lived.
The search for her has reached its 11th day, with her husband Brian Walshe, 47, pleading not guilty to charges of misleading police after they discovered blood and a knife in the basement of their Cohasset home.
Ali, 35, and Taherzadeh, 40, spent months infiltrating themselves with Secret Service agents and other members of the luxury building.
Ana Walshe, 39, was the building manager where Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Sher-Ali cozied up to Jill Biden’s Secret Service agents, DailyMail.com can reveal
Haider Sher-Ali, 36, (left) and Arian Taherzadeh, 40, (right) were arrested for impersonating federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security
Taherzadeh and Ali had dozens of fake identification which was found in their luxury apartment building when they were arrested last year
They were allowed to live rent-free in the property’s penthouse – valued at a minimum of $40,000 per year for just one of the top-tier apartments.
Residents of the building recall seeing Ana for the first time when the FBI raided the Tishman Speyer-owned building.
The company reportedly cooperated with the pair, allowing them to not pay rent because they thought they were federal agents.
Ana was described as a ‘force’ by residents who dealt with her, explaining that she was around a ‘lot more’ after the initial incident.
A resident of the building told DailyMail.com: ‘She was a force, a very professional woman who was to the point.
‘She was a bit fake, we didn’t know that she had kids or a husband or anything like that she never spoke about them. She was small and definitely powerful.
The search for her has reached its 11th day, with her husband Brian Walshe, 46, (right) pleading not guilty to charges of misleading police after they discovered blood and a knife in the basement of their Cohasset home
Taherzadeh admitted to creating a law enforcement service called the United States Special Police and impersonating federal agents to recruit members to his fake investigative team
Officials seized a dynamic entry kit from the penthouse which included a mini-door ram, axe, sledgehammer, Halligan tool, and bolt cutters
Cops have found blood, a hatchet, a hack saw, a rug and used cleaning supplies in the search for missing Massachusetts mother-of-three Ana Walshe
TIMELINE LEADING TO DISAPPEARANCE
November 2016: Brian Walshe was arrested in connection with an $80,000 art fraud of Andy Warhol paintings. He is ordered by a court to remain under house arrest until sentencing. Walshe has yet to be sentenced for the fraud.
January 1, 2023 : Ana reportedly booked a rideshare car to take her to Logan International Airport at 4am, but it is unclear if she ever got into the vehicle.
Her husband claims he went to Whole Foods and CVS, but there is no surveillance or receipts to prove he went, cops say.
January 2: Walshe tells authorities that he only left the family home in Cohasset to take his son for ice cream.
He is caught on surveillance footage buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies in Home Depot.
Ana’s phone pinged in the area of the house on Jan 1 and 2.
January 4: Ana’s employer reports her missing.
January 5: Police say Walshe is cooperating with the investigation into his missing wife.
January 8: Walshe is seen leaving the property on Sunday in a red Volkswagen. His three children were taken away in a separate vehicle.
Officers executed a search warrant at their home and found blood in the basement, along with a broken knife. The officers loaded a Volvo SUV onto the back of a truck while others searched the grounds of their home.
Police arrested Walshe on suspicion of ‘misleading’ authorities but have not charged him with anything else.
January 9: Walshe grins at reporters as he is transported to his arraignment at Quincy District Court. He was held on $500,000 cash bail.
‘She lied that she worked for the building when all the FBI stuff was going on, which was really weird to us but it might have been to stop us asking her questions when she didn’t know much either.
‘She likes to show off her Maserati and her designer clothes like Hermes belts and things on Instagram and everything.
‘We were shocked to hear that she was missing, and we don’t think it’s linked to the FBI with everything coming out about the husband, but it is all very strange.’
Taherzadeh and Ali both pleaded guilty to creating a private law enforcement service called the United States Special Police and impersonating federal agents to recruit members to their fake investigative team.
He also lavished gifts on Secret Service agents of up to $90,000, including one assigned to protect the First Lady, such as rent-free luxury apartments in Washington DC, drones, iPhones and firearms.
Court records show he racked up more than $1 million in debt for unpaid rent from apartment complexes, luxury cars, VIP box seats at Capital One Arena, and a sponsorship deal with the company that owns several professional sports teams.
Under the guise of USSP, he and Ali defrauded three local apartment complexes into providing him with multiple units and parking spots for his alleged law enforcement operations and used a fraudulent affiliation with DHS to ‘ingratiate themselves with members of federal law enforcement.’
The complexes sustained more than $800,000 in losses from unpaid rent, parking, and associated fees.
It comes as police continue to search for the missing real estate executive, who was last seen at her home on New Year’s Day at around 6am – after throwing a bash the night before.
Security footage shows her husband at a juice bar ordering three children’s smoothies and two large ones on January 2, the day after Ana disappeared. The couple has three sons, believed to be aged two, four, and six.
Ana was reported missing to police on January 4 by her employer in DC – three days after her husband last saw her on January 1.
Taherzadeh and his co-defendant Haider Ali, 35, had a fraudulent police garb in their DC apartments
Walshe was seen on surveillance video buying heavy-duty cleaning supplies, despite telling cops he had been home around the time his wife was last seen alive. The couple have three sons, believed to be aged two, four, and six
He told authorities that he only left the family home (pictured) in Cohasset to take his son for ice cream
Walshe was seen cracking a smile as he was handcuffed and led out of the station by officers
Walshe told cops that he had only left the apartment to take his son for ice cream and also to visit his mother Diana in Swampscott, but claims he got lost in the Peabody area.
Officers spent hours searching through trash at a disposal unit in Peabody, with the Norfolk District Attorney’s office confirming that they found a ‘number of items’.
Sources said law enforcement found a hatched, hack saw, blood and a rug that had been in the basement of the couple’s property while searching the rubbish.
They also hauled off several dumpsters from outside Walshe’s mother’s apartment block to the disposal unit with a police escort.
Walshe also googled ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body’ after his wife vanished, according to police sources.
Friends of Ana claimed that she had been promising a ‘big surprise in the New Year’ and appeared to be in a hurry to sell of her assets for cash.
The couple owned several properties together – including their home in Cohasset and a $1.3million house in DC (pictured)
New security video obtained by 7NEWS shows Brian Walshe, 46, at the Press Juice Bar in Norwell, Massachusetts placing an order around midmorning
Legal documents show that serial fraudster Walshe asked for a key to his father’s $710k beachfront property in Hull, Massachusetts
Brian Walshe, 46, had been a patient at Austen Riggs Psychiatric Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, before being released a few years ago, a friend of his father alleged
The couple owned several properties together – including their home in Cohasset and a $1.3million house in DC.
They also owned another property in Massachusetts, worth $1.4million – which they sold last year before she went missing
On Monday, Walshe pleaded not guilty to misleading investigators in the hunt for his missing wife, but remained in jail on $500,000 bond.
Thomas Walshe died in India, aged 71, in 2018
Walshe was also caught on surveillance footage showed at a Home Depot in Rockland, purchasing $450 worth of cleaning supplies, including mops, a bucket, and tarps.
Prosecutors at Quincy District Court say Walshe’s statements, including claiming that he didn’t leave the house, delayed the investigation.
Art-swindler Walshe was on house arrest after pleading guilty to stealing $80,000 Andy Warhol paintings and then selling fakes to a friend.
Legal documents show Walshe asked for a key to the family’s $710,000 beachfront property in Hull, Massachusetts.
The papers add the younger Walshe raided his father’s home, stealing thousands of dollars worth of artwork and luxury items – including paintings by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro – as well as a car.
He then allegedly tried to sell his father’s home for $140,000 more than it was worth, after he was wrongly named executor of the will.
Walshe failed to inform other family members of his father’s passing, and the discrepancies were only caught after his cousin, who had been named the executor of Dr Walshe’s will, contacted a friend in 2019 to discover the news.
A friend of Dr Walshe claimed in an affidavit that his son had been diagnosed as a ‘sociopath’ after being treated at Austen Riggs Psychiatric Centre before being discharged a few years ago.