Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Indicted By Grand Jury On 4 Counts

Tyler Durden's picture

The walls may be closing in on Debbie Wasserman Schultz after her former IT aide, the one who was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport last month while trying to flee the country to Pakistan via Qatar, has officially been indicted by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

As Fox News points out, the charges include Awan's wife Hina Alvi and are tied to allegations that the pair conspired to make false statements on applications for home equity lines of credit and then sent the proceeds of those loans to individuals in Pakistan.

Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

 

The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.

 

The indictment also includes his wife Hina Alvi.

 

The indictment itself, which merely represents formal charges and is not a finding of guilt, addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties – and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.

So why is the real estate angle important?  As we noted previously, title companies, unlike individuals, can wire large sums of money to international bank accounts without arousing the suspicions of federal investigators.

Title companies can wire large sums abroad without attracting the suspicion Imran did at the bank, and with Hina — the nominal sole owner of each of the houses — residing in that country, it would be natural to send the proceeds to her.

 

In addition to the three houses sold or slated to be sold since June 20, Imran’s lawyer, Chris Gowen, told The New York Times that the $283,000 wire in January was preceded by other similar transfers to Pakistan. “Gowen said the transfer represented the latest payment by his client for a piece of property he was buying in the country,” The Times reported.

 

Gowen would not tell TheDCNF whether the proceeds of the $360,000 June 20 home sale were wired to Pakistan, nor where the income from the two upcoming sales would go. The office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia declined to comment on whether it would block the disbursements.

 

The value of the known homes that have been sold since November or are currently being sold is $1.8 million. There is also the $283,000 January wire transfer from the Congressional bank, in addition to previous wires of unknown amounts that Imran’s lawyer acknowledged.

 

Since Imran’s lawyer said the January wire of nearly $300,000 was the latest in a series of wires, the transfers may have been about moving money from the $4 million in House payments or other sources.

Debbie

 

As background, Imran was first employed in 2004 by former Democrat Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) as an “information technology director”, before he began working in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005.

The family was paid extremely well, with Imran Awan being paid nearly $2 million working as an IT support staffer for House Democrats since 2004. Abid Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were each paid more than $1 million working for House Democrats. In total, since 2003, the family has collected nearly $5 million.

In total, Imran's firm was employed by 31 Democrats in Congress, some of whom held extremely sensitive positions on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, as we noted before, it is still unclear whether the bank fraud charges are just a placeholder for other charges that are yet to come. 

While details are scarce, media reports have alleged that Awan and his brothers potentially ran a procurement scheme in which they bought equipment, then overcharged various House members that employed their IT firm.  Meanwhile, some congressional technology aides have alleged that the Awan’s were blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, due to the fact that these representatives have displayed unwavering and intense loyalty towards the former aides.

Of course, one of the most intriguing parts of the Awan narrative has continued to be why former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz decided to keep him on her taxpayer-funded payroll right up until his arrest and whether that decision had anything to do with the whole DNC / Hillary email scandals that erupted last summer.

Perhaps we are finally getting closer to an answer...

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Christianman's picture

Now let's get the real show started!

Bigly's picture

Hee Haw!!!!

Now let's go up the chain. This guy is either dead meat or will cave. He needs protection.  Hopefully he survives arkanciding....

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

A truck load of comments are missing from here. 

WTF Tylers? 

 

The_Juggernaut's picture

deepstate's going to need to manufacture another riot to keep this out of the news.

froze25's picture

All I can say is good, now start climbing the ladder. 

83_vf_1100_c's picture

I was thinking that also. Maybe it is just the pic was same as used in a different thread a week or so back.

DWS probably considers that one of her good pics. I've seen less spackle used on a living room renovation with replacement sheet rock.

Time for homeboy to ask to cut a deal with Trump. T needs a win and sending DWS to the big house would do wonders for his popularity and send a message to the rest of the vermin. Homeboy better have some tasty documents safely stashed away or he is fucked.

John Kerry-Heinz's picture

I can see the future......

A cartoonish DJT vanquishing MEDUSA meme.

 

Chuck Walla's picture

Politicians aren't loyal to obvious felons without a very good reason: cash or blackmail since I doubt there was much sex involved.. 

chubbar's picture

Threaten that asshole with 40 years in PMITA prison and see how fast he flips on Wasserman and company. That being said, I have absolutely NO confidence that the DOJ and FBI will make an attempt to unwind this story and get to the bottom of it. It appears everyone is compromised to include Sessions.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Agreed. Ultimately, these people seem protected by the Devil himself.

These machinations are showbiz used to maintain the illusion that the law still applies to these 'elite' scumbags.

FoggyWorld's picture

Those charges don't begin to cover what they did or what you want.   Sessions still sleeping.

CheapBastard's picture

The Swamp is about to get more dangerous for these diabolical creatures.

Jimbeau's picture

She'll quietly plead out to anything they want, and do no time. It'll keep her alive.

youarelost's picture

And the communist supporting media is silent

hoytmonger's picture

Of course not, there's no way to spin it into a white supremacist story.

nmewn's picture

Eeebil nazi white supremacists are attacking innocent IT workers because of their brown skin in broad daylight!

How did I do? ;-) 

space junk's picture

EXCELLENT! ! ! ! You win a nice plastic trophy that says 'journalist of the year'! ! 

 

TheLastTrump's picture

The media, Soros, the DNC, Awan, Hilary Clinton, Obama, Lynch, Holder....they're all one.

 

Jeff Sessions may turn out to be the most prescient Trump pick.

 

I think this is why the sudden desperate full court press by the lugenpresse.

 

It's close, isn't it? You can smell the burning smell, eh WAPO?

LetThemEatRand's picture

It's official.  A "crazy" Youtube guy (George Webb) has more credibility than MSM which refused to cover this story.  

Herodotus's picture

The FBI should contract out these investigations to private investigators.  The FBI staff is incapable of investigating such matters.

TheLastTrump's picture

That's not true at all.

 

They're capable, they're not allowed.

 

They had an Aryan Brotherhood case in their pocket post Charlottesville. That was a pro move, like Nazi's everyone loves shitting on AB. :)

herbivore's picture

Turns out George wasn't crazy in the slightest.  Sometimes outrageous conspiracy theories are true. He nailed it.

Diplodicus Rex's picture

George Webb and Crowdsource The Truth https://twitter.com/csthetruth deserve a collective medal for the investigative work they have carried out on this. Lots more to come.

Normalcy Bias's picture

 

<<--- Arkancided before he can testify

<<--- Not Arkancided before he can testify

Bigly's picture

They need to know this is a distinct possibility so he needs protection 24/7

Supafly's picture

There's a flash drive somewhere.  He'll walk.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I voted Not Arkancided.  My guess is that the money behind the curtain sets up his family (to whom he was wiring money) in exchange for him doing a few years for money laundering and not having his family tortured.  The mob has done this forever.  They pay off the little fish/agree not to kill their families/make sure they only do a few years via their connections so the little fish don't turn on the big fish.

Normalcy Bias's picture

The Clinton Machine couldn't give a rat's ass about the money here.

What this greaseball knows could hurt them terribly.

Many people have decided to commit 'suicide' knowing far less than this guy does.

Sanity Bear's picture

The Clintons are the type to offer that deal just to get him to let his guard down, and kill him anyway.

There's no way he exits that prison in a condition to talk.

MissCellany's picture

I tend to agree, LTER.

And if they don't indict Awan on anything beyond the bank fraud and false statement counts, that will mean no "uncomfortable" testimony for the DNC et al on topics like... oh, say, Seth Rich.

chunga's picture

Look! Over there...racist nazi monuments!

TwelveOhOne's picture

Interesting thought experiment you prompted: how can a monument be racist?  Isn't racism the denial of services, or something similar?  Doesn't racism require "people in action" for it to be a thing?

Anunnaki's picture

His name was Robert E. Lee

TheLastTrump's picture

One of the greatest American generals, ever.

 

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.

nmewn's picture

Bank fraud? Democratz? Never!

Free Jon Corzine ;-)

chunga's picture

If title companies are involved you can bet your bippy this is Linda Green's fault.

(I tried commenting this above but couldn't Tyler just lopped off a huge patch of dailywestern spam. The turd will be back in a minute with another fake account lol)

nmewn's picture

Yeah, the Ty's are going to have to get a handle on the thread jacking bots or the site is going to lose the credibility its managed to gather unto itself over the years.

Which is of course, the bots main purpose.

"Oh! Its a right of center site. I'll just say a few words I believe most will like so they click on my offered link and upvote me!"

The malware is a perk, its Faaarrreee! ;-)

TwelveOhOne's picture

That's actually great to see (Jenny getting axed).  I've given up reporting, myself, but apparently others are...

Sanity Bear's picture

It's interesting to see how much of the Jew-mania disappeared with the dailywesterner spammer.

Got to wonder if that guy was another Soros/Deep State operative in the same way that the alleged "white supremacist" Kessler is.

If you were an intentional shit pitcher and wanted to create a distraction, that's got to be among the top ways of doing so. Introducing Jews/Israel/Palestinians into every topic is a sure way of getting people who would otherwise be quite agreeable to be not so.

TheLastTrump's picture

Hadn't noticed, thanks for pointing it out. I do know that 'alt-right gurl' poster was a fraud.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Yes -- she was the latest in the line of "Xythras"'s team.  At least, that was the first account that I had noticed -- likely, dailywesterner had created more before that...

TheLastTrump's picture

"or the site is going to lose the credibility its managed to gather unto itself over the years."

 

ZeroHedge is a joke around the internet on financial sites & assorted comment boards I read.

 

The financial sites envy the traffic, but not the loony fucking tunes posters in the comments section. Or the loony tunes articles.

 

The traffic is majority loonies, that's why there's so many loony provocative articles.

 

I hear complaints that the old financial ZH is gone but I don't recall it being any different pre Obama. It was always a den of Alex Jones, George wrongway Ure, Rense, Prison Planet, Stormfront, Daily drooling Stormer types. Nutjobs. Clowns, like Bannon said. :)

boattrash's picture

I tried commenting as well.

Basically said, 2 of 4 charges listed, 1 being home loan fraud...WTF? '08 crash proved that's a common, minor charge.

Sending $$$ to Pakistan (hopefully terrorists) could bring charges that carry a life sentence, which could cause him to rat out the whole fucking lot of 'em.

jmack's picture

Quick line up 4 more Charlottesvilles!!!!!!!!!

TheLastTrump's picture

Their pet Nazi marchers are arranging that for tomorrow as we speak.

 

 

TheFederalistPapers's picture

Boom. Bitches.

Over/under on DWS surviving linger than 30 days is...

1.21 jigawatts's picture

The hills are alive

with the sounds of nail guns!

la la la la ...

idontcare's picture

... and tumbles from open windows and balconies.....

Joebloinvestor's picture

Debbie!

I am gonna spill all the beans unless you get me outta here!