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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:18

7 Fast Facts About Imran Awan, Wasserman Schultz’s Jailed IT Vendor

Written by  Ian Mason

Imran Awan, the Pakistan-born IT vendor to several top House Democrats under investigation since February, was arrested allegedly trying to flee the United States Tuesday.

Some of the most important facts about this developing and potentially massive story:

Imran Awan, the Pakistan-born IT vendor to several top House Democrats under investigation since February, was arrested allegedly trying to flee the United States Tuesday.

Some of the most important facts about this developing and potentially massive story:

1. Awan has been a staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other top congressional Democrats since 2004:

UPI reports more than 24 different Democratic House offices used Awan’s services. Awan’s time with Wasserman Schultz included her entire tenure as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Estimates are that Awan and his family received more than $4 million from House Democrats since 2009.

2. Awan was still employed by Wasserman Schultz’s office until he was arrested Tuesday night:

According to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, the former DNC head’s office only terminated him after authorities moved in for the arrest as Awan tried to make his way out of the country via Dulles International Airport despite his being publicly under investigation for what appear to be embezzlement and fraud allegations:

Fox is told that Hse IT staffer Imran Awan is still on Hse payroll for moment under Wasserman Schultz.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 25, 2017

3. Wasserman Schultz has “inexplicably protected” Awan for months:

The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Luke Rosiak, who has been spearheading this story since February, reported in May about Wasserman Schultz’s appearing to threaten Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa with “consequences” if he did not return a laptop Awan owned that his officers had seized. Rosiak described the move as inexplicable. Other House Democrats had started dumping Awan around the same time, but Wasserman Schultz stuck with him, despite his reported banning from the House IT network over the investigation.

4. Despite declaring bankruptcy in 2012, Awan wired $283,000 ahead to two people in Faisalabad, Pakistan, before making his break:

According to court charging documents reported in Politico, Awan fraudulently obtained $165,000 as a home equity loan from the Congressional Federal Credit Union before making the wire transfer.

5. Awan’s own family is at loggerheads with him:

Awan brought his brothers and wife with him into the congressional IT business. The family business, however, may not have been a happy one. The brothers’ stepmother is reportedly suing Awan for wiretapping and threats to have her family arrested in Pakistan. Awan’s own father, who is suspected of being caught up in his son’s fraudulent financial dealings, appears to have changed his name to avoid being associated with him.

6. Awan threatened a veteran family to get back the smashed hard drives and other computer equipment now at the center of the investigation:

Awan and his family rented their Lorton, Virginia, home to a married couple. The Marine veteran husband told the Daily Caller he found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner” in the garage.

“They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” he continued. “It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”

Imran Awan and his family then reportedly began trying to terrorize the Marine veteran and his Navy officer wife into returning the equipment, calling them repeatedly, arriving at the home three or four times, and threatening to sue if the equipment was not returned. Instead, the family turned the material over to the FBI.

7. In 2014, CNN published an op-ed by Awan about the perils of “Islamophobia.”

In “Opinion: ‘The Muslims Are coming!’ Why Islamophobia Is So Dangerous,” Awan openly mocked Western news outlets that publish stories on issues that are “used by the far-right into vitriolic hate against Muslims.” His examples of “Islamophobic” stories that should cause no worry include “Muhammad” becoming the most popular name in England and projections that Muslims may soon outnumber Christians in the land of St. Augustine of Canterbury.

CNN was all too happy to publish Awan’s dressing down of “threatening comments that are both extremely inflammatory and promote Islamophobia.”

Curiously, Awan’s defense attorney in his present case appears to have opted for the same rhetorical strategy. “This is clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim,” Chris Gowen, Awan’s attorney, told Politico.

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For Dale & Jim below, you must realize that your corrupt Leftist side lost the election & elections have consequences. We pro-Americans put up with 8 long years of the beige bozo trying everything he could to ultimately destroy the country. We didn't riot. We didn't beat the pencil neck geeks on your side. We didn't try to fabricate untruths against your chosen one. We just resisted within the legal framework of our great country. We voted majorities in both the House & Senate as well as many state houses. And we ultimately defeated the Evil one & saved our country from almost certain destruction. Try working within the framework of our great Republic instead of all your childish emotional BS.

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Do we still embrace the concept of innocent until proven guilty. What is the great crime this man is alleged to have committed? Spying, embezzlement? Murder?

"Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, allegedly secured a $165,000 home equity loan in January from CFCU on a house in Alexandria after claiming it was their primary residence, when it was a rental property, FBI Special Agent Brandon C. Merriman wrote in an affidavit for Awan’s arrest.."

Oh he is claiming a property is his primary residence?

Nor was he fleeing the country since he was unaware he was "wanted." He and his wife, both US citizens with 3 children, were flying to Pakistan to visit a property they hoped to buy.

Why would they flee their home when they had no idea there was a warrant for their arrest? And why would Schutz (full disclosure: I despise her) be part of the story when an IT vendor is accused of claiming a home as his primary residence in order to qualify for a loan? And then she fired him. As much as I dislike her, this is an obvious attempt to smear her with guilt (for a civil offense) by association just as this US citizen is being libeled as "fleeing" when that is a pure lie, itself a crime.

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Ron Oliver Written by Ron Oliver
July 27, 2017
Dale,
Read the article again and then ask yourself why all of this computer stuff was left behind......much of it smashed as in an attempt to destroy it. What about the fact that he was STILL under employment of Wasserman Schultz at the time of his arrest, HE HAD NOT BEEN FIRED BY HER, and why he double charged the government for services rendered? Yes, we are all presumed to innocent until proven guilty but that mainly applies to the elite, not to the regular citizens of this nation. By today's standards, we need legal counsel when we need to PROVE our innocence. THAT, my friend, is the reality of things. Right now, I make no judgements about this man one way or the other but, it doesn't look too good for him or anyone he touched including the DNC darling, Debbie Wassermna Schultz. I'm afraid she is going down as she has already been implicated in other frauds. I'm surprised SHE hasn't tried to flee the country.

Everyone needs to remeember that just a few months ago Debbie Was a man was threatening a police officer over a laptop of the DNC that he had!! She was threatening to ruin him!! She wanted that laptop back VERY BADLY!!! I gurss that this would be connected to her IT guy and possible coverups to who was really leaking and Colluding with Russia!!

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The big question is why has been able to skirt arrest for the 4 staffers and the refusal to cooperate with any legal entity.

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(Updated: July 26, 2017)

It's interesting that Chris Gowen is the lawyer that is going to be protecting Imran Awan. Looks like Hillary has something she wants hidden. From another article: "Arrested Dem IT staffer's attorney is MAJOR Clinton ally Chris Gowen worked for both Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation."
https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/arrested-dem-it-staffers-attorney-is-major-clinton-ally?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=072617crcontentemail&utm_campaign=newslettertraffic
Then there's this angle with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood: "We are just beginning to scratch the surface, but so far we know that there are ties between some of those involved and the Muslim Brotherhood, and that Top Secret national security information may well have been, and very likely was, compromised." http://powderedwigsociety.com/awan-it-scandal/

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" 3. Wasserman Schultz has “inexplicably protected” Awan for months:" Inexplicably? My guess is as he has had access to all of their computers so he has all their dirty little secrets. That could also be why the DNC is broke.

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Lot of "allegedly's" and gossip here. So Awan declared bankruptcy and sent chump change to two people in Pakistan. So what? Donnie Trump has declared bankruptcy at least six times and he still claims to be a billionaire.
For those who have never been involved on the shit end of the stick in a bankruptcy, it's always the little guy who gets screwed. Busts his ass on a project or hires help to complete a project and then gets stiffed. Face it folks, Donnie is a pro at stiffing people. So all this gossip and innuendo about Awan pales in comparison to our draft dodging commander in chief.

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Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
July 26, 2017
Hitlary the Murdering lying corrupt evil crooked cheating cankled slimy Witch lost!! Get over it!! Her and her draft dodging raping hubby will never destroy our nation again!! YOUR side lost and keeps losing!! Deal with it!!
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Jim Schwindt Written by Jim Schwindt
July 27, 2017
If you want to go into the past, then why haven't you condemned Dubya for killing tens of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan? I know you baggers can't get over the fact that Hillary had nothing to do with Benghazi where a handful of Americans lost their lives.
And I know you can't get over the fact that Donnie is screwing up our country for a fare thee well. So all you've got left is Hillary. You poor baggers are really grasping at straws now.
Not only that, but in the Oklahoma legislative elections on the 11th of this month, two democrats flipped two Trump supporting republicans out of office in very crimson districts. Looks like baggers who supported Donnie are starting to lose their grip.
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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
July 27, 2017
Enjoy the next 8 years, snowflake.
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Jim Schwindt Written by Jim Schwindt
July 27, 2017
Not enough mentality on your part to refute what I posted Brad? Get a life, and, if you manage to do that, get a brain.

It will probably not be too much longer before we hear that Awan has committed suicide by shooting himself twice behind the head, while sitting in jail.

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(Updated: July 26, 2017)

I'd love to know what incriminating evidence is on the hard discs. It's gotta be loaded with it and I would expect Jail time for a few Democraps? Hope so!

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