Wasserman Schultz Aide Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ As Prosecution Drops Hints About A Broader Probe Of Awan

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By Jamie Dupree of PBP.

Former U.S. House IT aide Imran Awan pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges that he and his wife lied on an application for a home equity loan, as prosecutors dropped hints about a broader probe of Awan and his family members related to their computer work in recent years for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and a series of other Democratic lawmakers in the Congress.

A federal judge also agreed to return $9,000 seized from Awan when he was arrested at Dulles Airport in late July, as the feds and Awan’s legal team agreed to ensure that the money is used only to pay for the cost of Awan’s legal defense.

While the existing case against Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, is related to whether they did not tell the truth on a loan application to a Capitol Hill credit union – documents in the matter again suggested at a larger investigation, possibly relating to more than just matters of bank fraud.

In a letter about evidence in the case, U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips described the probe as one that involved, “voluminous discovery,” citing items that were found in a Congressional office building back in April, which seemingly may have belonged to Awan.

This "laptop bag" found in April could well be the piece of equipment that had drawn the interest of Rep. Wasserman Schultz earlier this year, when she verbally berated the Capitol Hill Police chief at a House budget hearing, demanding that an item be returned to her office.

“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way,” Wasserman Schultz said bluntly, as she told the chief that he should “expect that there will be consequences.”

The chief said he was not returning the piece of equipment that officers had found, because it was part of an investigation, which he did not detail.

From prosecutors, this evidence letter was the first official confirmation that there were items found on Capitol Hill which had a direct link to Imran Awan.

Still unclear is what exactly that earlier investigation has uncovered.

In a hearing before Federal Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge refused to allow a citizen investigator from Indiana to join the case; he claimed he could provide evidence to the feds that shows a broader misuse of government resources by Awan and his family during their Capitol Hill employment.

Awan, his wife, and several of their relatives were barred from the Congressional IT system in February, as Democratic lawmakers quickly fired them from part-time IT jobs – but Capitol Police and investigators have still not formally said what problem led to that decision.

Unlike other Democrats who had employed the family members, Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were kept on the payroll by Rep. Wasserman Schultz – Alvi until she returned to Pakistan with their children in early March, while Awan was paid until he was arrested and charged with bank fraud.

Newly released payroll figures from the U.S. House of Representatives show that Awan was paid $5,000.01 as a “shared employee” in the second quarter of 2017 by Wasserman Schultz.

That was more than the $1,494.45 that Wasserman Schultz had paid Awan in the first quarter of this year.

At today’s hearing, Awan’s lawyers asked that he be allowed to venture up to 100 miles from home, as he evidently is now driving for Uber, as a way to make money.

The judge asked for written arguments to be filed on that request. The next hearing for Awan is set for October 6.

 

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Looney's picture

Who is uglier?

<<<   Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

<<<   Chelsea Clinton

<<<   Yes

Looney   ;-)

Truther's picture

My pig is better looking. For sure.

JRobby's picture

Is Debbie's passport confiscated yet?

BaBaBouy's picture

I Know Notzink, I Know Notzink...

Swampster's picture

It's "anti-semitic" to even think a jew could possibly do anything wrong!

 

 

SHAME ON ZH!

PT's picture

"At today’s hearing, Awan’s lawyers asked that he be allowed to venture up to 100 miles from home, as he evidently is now driving for Uber, as a way to make money."

Of course he did.  Of all the jobs, he wanted / could only get that one.

I guess no-one is interested in his IT skills any more.

El Oregonian's picture

Is it Awan, or I Win! You know the Deep State Swamp runs DEEP...

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Prosecution is dropping hints?? DROPPING HINTS??

WHY THE FUCK AREN'T THEY UP THIS FAMILY'S COLLECTIVE ASSHOLE WITH A MICROSCOPE????

Pure Evil's picture

At least Tyler didn't place a huge picture of her at the top of the thread.

Might need to keep a vomit bucket next to the computer desk for any future intrusions of Satan's anus with a hairdo.

Gazooks's picture

whoa, we really didn't need to go there..

 

..but, then, after all, you are pure evil

 

 

Manthong's picture

 

Hint Schmint….

The f*ckers are so dirty and smell so bad that a pig sty looks like a luxury spa in comparison.

The real problem is that the swamp is really a pig sty.

And they are all still there.

The Alarmist's picture

Only thing that explains DWS' behaviour is that she was Schtupping him, and she must have really enjoyed it.

Sir Edge's picture

 

I'ive got 5 to 1 odds that NOTHING will come of this prosecution...

 

Well maybe the Awan's Bros will get an extra larger financial serverance package... But... That is It

 

Edgey... 

DontGive's picture

That security clearance will go a long way driving for Uber.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Uber pays better than Burger King? Everyone I know that drives for Uber complains that it works out to just about minimum wage when they are done. There is a more sinister reason at play here I am afraid to say....

JohninMK's picture

Mmmm 100 miles, that certainly increases the locations in which he can have an unfortunate accident.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Mmmm 100 miles, that certainly increases the locations in which he can have an unfortunate suicide.

Fixed it for you.

FoggyWorld's picture

Except a reporter phoned Uber and they say he isn't working for them.

MissCellany's picture

Apparently Uber denies that anyone by his name (or several aliases) is listed as a driver for the company.

brianshell's picture

The prosecution (not the defense) moved to suppress evidence against Owan. Go figure.

George says Owan's son looks just Wasserman. Go figure.

Big Creek Rising's picture

I don't think US can confiscate an Israeli passport

LibertarianMenace's picture

Correct, the Hexians may at their discretion, however, confiscate U.S. passports, particularly those residing in the U.S. Of course, they will make it up by providing one of theirs: see for example, Jonathan Pollard.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Nothing,absolutely nothing is going to happen to them. They will be "relocated" ,with new names,jobs for the See Eye Ayy/Mo$$ad.

Want to bet?

The simple fact that we have so many dual-passport citizens in high positions of power tells you what you need to know.

All the rest is just talk.

charlewar's picture

your pig a lot smarter than those two pigs.

Kidbuck's picture

I can't decide whomis uglier, fowever pondering this helps me understand the muslim attraction to a goats ass.

Truther's picture

All ugly fakes have the same nose.

charlewar's picture

muslim "men" prefer to bang young boy ass, or each other, over goats..but it's close. Their women butt fuck ugly.

813kml's picture

DWS = gator head (and personality) + manatee body

Can't decide whether she's a gatatee or manator.

Bopper09's picture

Tough call, I'd need them to take their human masks off before seeing which lizard may be more attractive.

Big Creek Rising's picture

Debbie has more venereal diseases.

holmes's picture

The Clinton nag by a nose.

garcam123's picture

The President would call them BOTH........."HUUUgly", I agree!

J Jason Djfmam's picture

I want to vote "yes" but am having a hard time trying.

Seasmoke's picture

George Webb is on the money !!

Yog Soggoth's picture

Is Webb  the journalist from Indiana? I hate it when an article leaves unanswered questions, it makes me feel like I am being denied pertinant information.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

the judge refused to allow a citizen investigator from Indiana to join the case; he claimed he could provide evidence to the feds that shows a broader misuse of government resources by Awan and his family during their Capitol Hill employment

George Webb is from Portland, Oregon

pfwed's picture

On Webb's vid 316.9 *HE* says he's from Indiana

auricle's picture

I want to hear from the rat Comey. Cant fox news pay him a heafty sum to be a contributor or expert. I'd like his expert opinion why she isn't behind bars and the DNC not bankrupted for fraud.

charlewar's picture

washerwoman-schitz will end up doing serious prison time.

Rodders75's picture

Dream on pal. The ugly bitch will be let off like every other POS swamp creature.

Bay of Pigs's picture

An Uber driver to make money?

Hahaha! Does anyone seriously believe this shit? The family made MILLIONS with DWS greasing their palms.

PT's picture

I'd be keeping a close eye on that Uber, who rides in it, and how much they pay ... and whether or not they did take a ride if they did pay ...