Democrats Rocked by MAJOR Arrest – You’ll Cheer

Two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The Daily Caller reported that the two aides have been identified as Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi.

Awan was arrested last month as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan. When Alvi left the U.S. for Pakistan back in March,

officials found $12,000 hidden in her suitcase.

The FBI said that she has withdrawn the couple’s children from their schools in the U.S. and has no intention of coming back.

“Defendants AWAN and ALVI did unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly conspire, combine, confederate, and

agree with each other to commit offenses against the United States,” including

bank fraud, false statements, and unlawful monetary transactions, according to the indictment.

The FBI has been investigating the Awans, three of their relatives and a close friend for months after they were

accused of committing congressional cybersecurity violations and large-scale theft of congressional property in

a scheme that may have begun more than a decade ago.

They had been working as shared IT aides for dozens of House Democrats,

including many who were members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees.

Though most Democrats fired them when the investigation started,

Wasserman Schultz kept Alvi on her payroll until March and Awan until the day after his arrest.

Back in January, Awan impersonated his wife and wired $283,000

from the Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union.

“The wire transfer specialist asked AWAN for the reason for the wire transfer,

and AWAN stated that it was for ‘funeral arrangements,’” the arrest indictment said.

“The wire transfer specialist questioned whether ‘funeral arrangements’ was a sufficient

reason for such a large transfer. AWAN then changed his reason to ‘purchasing property.’

The wire transfer specialist then initiated the $283,000 wire

from the United States to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan.”

 

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