Wasserman Schultz Aide Arrested at Airport, Wired $300K to Pakistan

Imran Awan 37 was arrested trying to board a flight at Virginia's Dulles Airport. He was on his way to Qatar and then Pakistan

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, was arrested Tuesday at Dulles Airport while trying to leave the country.

Awan, an IT staffer who has worked for many House Democrats and was employed by Wasserman Schultz, was allegedly at the center of a scheme that involved double-charging the House for IT equipment, and may also have exposed House information online, according to Fox.

Awan was declared not guilty on Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his indictment in the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He was later released but has been directed to wear a Global Positioning System monitor and abide by a curfew.

Charged in federal court, he's accused of defrauding the Congressional Federal Credit Union of $165,000 by lying to obtain a home equity loan and then wiring the funds to his native Pakistan.

A top technology aide to Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives was arrested Monday at a Washington airport while attempting to leave the United States for Pakistan. In February, POLITICO reported that Awan's network access had been cut off and that several of his family members were under investigation for an "alleged procurement scam".

Yes, clearly the investigation by the FBI, Capitol Police and the numerous piles of evidence all come down to Islamophobia.


Imran Awan, a House IT staffer for the Rep.

An arraignment is scheduled for August 21, according to Gowen.

Authorities arrested Imran Awan, the IT aide of Rep.

Wasserman Schultz resigned as Democratic National Committee chair previous year amid allegations that she favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the primaries. The new tenants said they found "wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner", in the house, according to the Daily Caller. FBI Special Agent Brandon Merriman said in the affidavit that the misrepresentations revolved around written assurances that the home serving as collateral for the loan was a "principal residence". "They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls".

In March, he was sacked by other House members, yet was still being paid by Wasserman Schultz until his arrest on Monday. "We turned that stuff over". The Florida Democrat used a Capitol Police budget hearing to threaten "consequences" for them if the laptop wasn't returned.

"I think you're violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences", Wasserman Schultz said.

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