Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested Trying to Flee US
An IT (information technology) aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) at the center of a congressional computer equipment scandal was arrested while trying to flee the country and charged with bank fraud.
Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles International Airport in suburban Virginia, and pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 1 count of bank fraud during his arraignment in federal court in Washington, DC.
Law enforcement authorities have been looking into how Mr. Awan might have double-billed the House for equipment like computers, iPads, monitors, keyboards and routers.
Several relatives of Mr, Awan worked for House Democrats and were fired early this year. But Mr. Awan was kept on staff by Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman.
Ms. Wasserman-Schultz’s spokesman, David Damron, said Tuesday that Mr. Awan has now been fired.
“Mr. Awan previously served as a part-time employee, but his services have been terminated,” his statement asserted.
Recently it was reported that the counsel for Rep. Wasserman-Schultz is negotiating with Capitol Police for access to her laptop in the scandalous case.
The picture above shows Mr. Awan cavorting with former US President Bill Clinton at the DNC convention last year where Hillary was nominated.