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Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country

Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country

An additional source in Congress with direct knowledge of the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into "serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network" by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis. He then allegedly attempted to wire the money to unknown individuals in his home country of Pakistan.

A House staffer who worked for Rep. His wife had already fled to Pakistan, but while police did not prevent her from boarding her plane, she reportedly had $12,000 in cash. "Alvi had numerous pieces of luggage with her, including cardboard boxes..."

But Mr. Awan was kept on staff by Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman. They collected $4 million in taxpayer salaries since 2009.

Authorities had been watching him for months as part of an investigation into information and equipment theft.

Wasserman Schultz has demanded return of a laptop seized by the Capitol Police because it was purportedly used by Imran and was found hidden in a vacant office.

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The Daily Caller reported Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had seized smashed hard drives from Awan's home. After discovering they had left "smashed computer hard-drives" and other computer equipment at the Lorton, Virginia home, the Awans tried desperately to retrieve them before they were seized by investigators, going so far as threatening to sue the renters.

The agent also said Imran appears to have applied for the loan in his wife's name. She is now in negotiations to sharing her device with the authorities.

Fox News was first to report the arrest.

Bill Miller, spokesman for the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, told TheDCNF that Awan "was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344". He pleaded not guilty and was forced to surrender his passport. He has been released under conditions that he will be monitored by Global Positioning System and will have to abide to a curfew, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

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