Charges against Pakistani aides Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi were expanded after a grand jury voted to indict them on four counts of conspiracy in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, The Daily Caller reported.
Imran originally was charged with a single bank fraud count; his wife Hina Alvi also was indicted Thursday.
A month ago, Imran was caught at the airport trying to flee. His wife had successfully left the country.
The indictment 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.
Since 2009, Imran, his wife, three other family members and a friend, were able to make $5 million off Wassermann-Schultz and the other congressmen they worked for. Their salaries were three times that of a normal IT tech.
The six of them were shared IT aides working on dozens of House Democrats’ computers that contained highly sensitive information. Some are members of foreign affairs and homeland security and Wasserman-Schultz was running the DNC. That information would be very valuable if sold. It was being transferred to an outside server.
Awn has employed a Clinton friend as his attorney.
Wassermann-Schultz’s behavior was particularly egregious as a US representative because she continued Imran in her employ even after she knew there was an investigation and fired him only upon his arrest at the airport. Alvi was on her payroll through March. Other congressmen fired them in February when the investigation became known.
In a recent interview published in the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz blamed the “right-wing media circus fringe” for the attention on Awan.
“Any opportunity they can to pull people’s eyes and ears away from that they take,” Wasserman Schultz told the newspaper.
The Russia story is now dead of course, until the Special Counsel Mueller dredges something up on someone, but for now at least, we are on to white supremacy.
Her colleagues in Congress are concerned about security implications. She’s obviously not. Just blame the Russians!
Awan is also engaged in a civil case against his ,stepmother Samina Gilani. She gave him power of attorney over her dead husband’s, his father’s assets. She has become homeless and the charming sons are fighting with her over a $50,000 life insurance policy though they made hundreds of thousands of dollars and were worth millions.
She said he threatened and intimidated her.
His brothers Abid and Jamal also worked on the computers. Jamal filed a false death certificate for his father claiming they were divorced. Abid changed the beneficiary from his wife to himself.
The Awans and their associates collected more than $5 million in pay from congressional offices, often drawing chief-of-staff level pay though there is reason to believe many didn’t even show up. They are suspected of cybersecurity violations.
The money is broken down by year, congressional office and family member paid:
Imran, Abid and Jamal Awan and Hina Alvi, Natalia Sova and Rao Abbas.