Imran Awan, Wasserman Schultz’s computer geek, indicted


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A grand jury today indicted the computer expert who for years ran the computers for numerous congressional Democrats, led by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).

Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats have been on investigators’ radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Schultz had kept him on until his arrest in July.

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.

What I find interesting is that the indictment completely avoids the issues of security and equipment theft that could have been a direct security threat to the country. It is also interesting how the grand jury investigation was aimed at Awan only, and avoided looking into Wasserman Schultz’s part entirely.

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3 comments

  • Cotour

    Lets be optimistic that these indictments are initial indictments in order to force him to remain in the country and that further investigations will result in equipment and security indictments. Or maybe the new COMEY / LYNCH national security laws created for Hillary are being observed?

    In which case he could have already been offered immunity for his testimony. (This last statement is both sarcasm and a real possibility given how the FBI and the last Justice Department has dealt with similar situations of late. Everything is upside down)

  • Garry

    I’d have no problem with him being given immunity for his testimony (and would actually welcome it), if it were done to indict Debbie Wasserman Schultz and company. But I don’t see that happening, unfortunately.

  • Tom Billings

    No involvement of Wasserman-Schultz in the investigation is a given when a relative of hers is running the investigation. I’m beginning to think that cleaning out the DoJ will take more than the entire 8 years any one President will have available.

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