In fact, Jahleed has an ulterior motive. He and Chorban were colleagues who stole a medical scanner from their workplace, and adapted it to scan the keepers. Jahleed was supposed to analyse the data and disseminate their findings, but instead decided to keep the data for himself. Chorban began following Jahleed to retrieve the data; thus Jahleed hoped to get someone to 'take care' of his colleague.
When Shepard discovers the truth, the Commander must choose how to deal with Jahleed. Shepard can scan the keepers at Jahleed's request, letting him continue his clandestine research, or tell Jahleed to do the research legally.
If Shepard wants to punish Jahleed, the Commander can order him to quit his research and walk away. Alternatively, Shepard can call the C-Sec officer over and say Jahleed has admitted stealing from his workplace. Jahleed protests, but the C-Sec officer tells him to save it for his lawyer.
- The C-Sec officer handling Jahleed's case is the same officer seen earlier in the game, telling Wrex to stay away from Fist.
- Chris Postle, who voices Jahleed, also voices several other characters in the Mass Effect franchise: Manuel, the Normandy Requisitions Officer and Corporal Toombs. Previously, he provided the voices for Gravedigger Shen and the Rat Demon in BioWare's Jade Empire.