Man Arrested At JFK For Transporting Child Porn

George Nader Was Witness In Mueller Probe And Had Trump Transition Ties

June 03, 2019 - 3:43 pm
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A man with citizenship in Lebanon and the United States was arrested this morning after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on charges of transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

According to court documents, George Aref Nader, 60, was charged by criminal complaint after he arrived at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Jan. 17, 2018 from Dubai in possession of a cell phone containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charges were unsealed after his arrest this morning.

Nader previously pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia to the same charge in 1991.

If convicted, Nader faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 40 years. 

Nader was a witness in the Special Counsel's probe into Russian intereference in the 2016 election, and has ties to members of the Trump transition team.

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