- On the day of Imran’s arrest, the couple accepted a buyer for one house owned by Hina with an asking price of $618,000 (Hawkshead Dr.) and listed another property for sale at $200,000 (Pembrook Village), real estate records show.
- On June 20, a third house his wife owned was “sold” to his brother-in-law for $360,000 (Sprayer St.).
- In November 2016, a fourth home his wife owned was “sold” to his brother Jamal for $620,000 (Linnett Hill Dr.). In both cases, the bank financed nearly all of the purchase.
- The Awan familywere paid salaries far higher than the norm for House IT staffers. They collected $4 million since 2009
- Awan was fired only after his arrest last Monday, not after his family became subject of a criminal investigation into their work as IT administrators for House Democrats or after the House Sergeant at Arms banned him and his wife from touching congressional computers since February.
From Daily Caller:
Imran Awan, a congressional aide arrested by the FBI after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresenting the purpose, had previously wired money to the Muslim country and was frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was arrested, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.
Imran’s real estate properties provide a source of money that could be sent directly to Pakistan when two upcoming home sales close. Prosecutors have since filed paperwork saying they fear “the dissipation of the proceeds of the fraud and destruction of evidence in other locations.”
Imran was arrested July 24 — four months after the FBI says his wife Hina Alvi moved to Pakistan after learning the family was the subject of a criminal investigation into their work as IT administrators for House Democrats. On the day of Imran’s arrest, the couple accepted a buyer for one house owned by Hina with an asking price of $618,000 (Hawkshead Dr.) and listed another property for sale at $200,000 (Pembrook Village), real estate records show.
On June 20, a third house his wife owned was “sold” to his brother-in-law for $360,000 (Sprayer St.). In November 2016, a fourth home his wife owned was “sold” to his brother Jamal for $620,000 (Linnett Hill Dr.). In both cases, the bank financed nearly all of the purchase.
….A neighbor told TheDCNF the couple abruptly moved their possessions hurriedly out of their home in February, and the FBI later confiscated hard drives Imran had left in the garage. Hina moved to Pakistan March 5 with her children. Authorities stopped her at the airport and found $12,000 cash in her suitcase, but they did not prevent her from boarding.
….In addition to the three houses sold or slated to be sold since June 20, Imran’s lawyer, Chris Gowen, told The New York Times that the $283,000 wire in January was preceded by other similar transfers to Pakistan. “Gowen said the transfer represented the latest payment by his client for a piece of property he was buying in the country,” The Times reported.
The weirdest part? Debbie Wasserman Schultz planned to pay IT staffer Imran Awan even while he lived in Pakistan had he not been arrested by the FBI at Dulles Airport Monday. Wasserman Schultz also threatened Capitol Police with “consequences” if they did not return a laptop used by Awan.
Luke Rosiak of The Daily Caller reports:
Awan booked a round-trip ticket to Pakistan in July and planned to depart Monday, July 24 with a return ticket in six months. He was arrested at Dulles Airport during his attempt to leave.
The Associated Press reported that Awan’s lawyer, Chris Gowen, said Awan “had informed the House of his plans to visit his family.”
Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman cited Awan’s Monday arrest as the reason for ending his employment on Tuesday: “Upon learning of his arrest, he was terminated.”
The office’s insistence that his termination was prompted by the Monday arrest — and not the House Sergeant at Arms banning him and his wife from touching congressional computers or his six months in Pakistan — suggests that had he boarded the flight without incident he would still be on payroll.
“Does that mean if he had boarded the flight as planned the office would have been paying him for six months while he was abroad?” TheDCNF investgative group asked Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman Thursday. “Why would it do that?” The spokesman did not respond.
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A Continuing DCNF Investigative Group Series
- House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff
- Brothers Had Massive Debts, Years Of Suspicious Activity
- …Secretly Took $100K In Iraqi Money
- …Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive
- …Received $4 Million From Dem Reps
- …Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash
- …Also Had Access To DNC Emails
- …Could Read Every Email Dozens Of Congressmen Sent And Received