IT Aide For Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Indicted On Four Counts, Bank Fraud Charges
By ALLISON NIELSEN, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS // August 17, 2017
Awan Worked over 10 years for House Democrats
ABOVE VIDEO: IT aide to ex-DNC chair Wasserman Schultz arrested as he tried to leave US. (RT Video)
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s troubles with her former IT aide Imran Awan aren’t over yet. Awan, who Wasserman Schultz defended until the day he was taken into custody, was indicted Thursday on four counts, including fraud and making false statements.
The grand jury for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia made the decision almost a month after Awan was arrested on bank fraud charges at an airport trying to fly to Pakistan in July.
Once the charges became public, Wasserman Schultz cut the cord with Awan, who had already been banned from accessing the congressional computer network and had been fired by two other members of Congress.
Awan applied for a $165,000 home equity loan for a rental property, which violates credit union’s policies because he was not the owner. Investigators said the funds from the home equity loan were then used as part of $283,000, which was wire-transferred to two people in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Alan’s wife, Hina Alvi, who had left the country and was not expected to return, was also indicted.
Wasserman Schultz’s handling of the situation has been harshly criticized by Republicans who say it’s possible Awan was involved in the email hacking at the Democratic National Committee office when Wasserman Schultz served as DNC chair.
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