Former Obama policy adviser arrested on child sex charges: Report

 April 22, 2024

Former President Barack Obama was presumably shocked to learn that one of his former senior policy advisers was charged with serious crimes against children in a British court recently.

Rahamim 'Rami' Shy, 46, who led Obama's efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East during his term, "is accused of arranging the commission of a child sex offence, court documents reveal," the Daily Mail reported.

But it gets worse, as Shy was also charged with possession of "two category C indecent images of children and possessing a prohibited image of a child."

The former Obama policy adviser who also worked for Hillary Clinton, is a U.S. citizen and resides in New Jersey.

Apparently, the crimes took place in Great Britain. Shy was arrested by authorities in Bedfordshire, according to the bombshell report.

Shy was reportedly an executive at Citi Banking Group. His role under the Obama administration dealt partly with finance as it related to terrorism and sanctions.

It was noted that a spokesman for Citi confirmed that Shy was no longer employed by the company in the wake of the disturbing charges.

The Mail noted:

Shy worked in a senior role at the US Treasury department from 2008 to 2014, advising officials on countering the financing of terrorism and assisting foreign governments to impose sanctions on hostile regimes.

He was also deployed to Afghanistan to provide expert assistance to the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), including "counter-terrorist finance expertise."

Social media users reacted to the news of Shy's charges.

"It doesn’t surprise me one bit. Evil vile disgusting people have a tendency to flock together," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "I don't think we should be surprised. What's that thing I always say? Oh yeah... nothing in politics is a coincidence. And this person's proclivities are NOT a coincidence."

Shy is due to go on trial in August. Only time will tell how the British government will hold him accountable if convicted of the crimes with which he's charged.