Last November, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said it was possible convicted felons could be Obamacare navigators. On Thursday, the Daily Caller reported that one Obamacare navigator was not only a convicted felon, she was a terrorist who murdered two Hebrew University students and wounded 10 others in a 1969 grocery-store bombing.
Not only was Rasmieh Yousef Odeh a former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, she reportedly became a U.S. citizen in 2004 using forged immigration papers.
Katie McHugh said that when the Illinois Department of Insurance conducted a background check on Odeh, they found a clean record.
“But,” McHugh said, citing the National Review Online, “the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Michigan brought Odeh’s crimes to light, prompting the IDI to terminate Odeh in late November and issue a disciplinary report on the ordeal…”
The NRO also said Odeh had a hand in “several bombings” in Israel, including an attempt against the British Consulate in Jerusalem. According to the indictment against her, the bomb left at the consulate was found and moved to a safe place.
Once the information came to light, the IDI quietly revoked her certification as a navigator.
Odeh, the NRO added, has used as many as nine aliases and was indicted for allegedly lying on her immigration application.
Odeh could serve up to 10 years in prison and lose her citizenship if convicted. Additionally, she could face civil action due to her work as a navigator.
The NRO said of Odeh:
When Odeh was 21 years old, she was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Marxist-Leninist group and original member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which the U.S. has designated as a foreign terrorist organization, according to the indictment.
Odeh was released from prison after serving 10 years despite an attempt to escape. She was later transferred to Lebanon as part of a prisoner swap, according to the indictment against her.
McHugh said Odeh also worked as a “community activist at the Arab American Action Network in the Chicago suburbs before her October arrest.”
James Fennerty, Odeh’s friend and defense attorney, described her as “one of the nicest people.”
“She’s always caring. She’s not a threat to anyone,” he added.
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