Wasserman-Schultz Staffer Tries To Flee To Pakistan

Awan was reportedly still being paid by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Fox News reported that Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Customs and Border Protection all worked together to keep Awan from boarding his plane to Doha, Qatar; from there he was connecting to Lahore.

The Hill is reporting Awan and his family worked for House Democrats for years making millions before the scandal erupted.

A fired House staffer was arrested on a bank fraud charge while trying to leaving the US for Pakistan, according to reports Tuesday.

Awan purchased a ticket for a flight departing from Washington to Pakistan Monday night, but was arrested at the airport by federal agents prior to boarding. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., participates in the House Democrats' media availability following the House Democrats' caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol. It is unclear when exactly Awan was sacked. He is accused of double-charging the House of Representatives for IT equipment, and possibly for exposing sensitive House information online.

A longtime IT staffer, who has served more than 25 Democratic members of the House of Representatives, has been arrested while attempting to flee the country. "No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, so we can not comment on them", Fox News quoted Damron as saying. The program forced Awan to surrender his passport. Five total House employees were investigated for stealing computers and other electronics. Until this point, she had resisted USCP efforts to look at her computer - even suggesting "consequences" for the agency if the computer was not promptly returned.

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Shortly after an investigation had been launched, Awan moved abruptly from his Virginia rental home, and the rental's new tenant - a Marine Corps veteran - reported that "wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy [sic], laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner" were left behind after Awan's departure.

"A quick glance at what the government filed in court today confirms the lack of evidence or proof they have against my client", he said.

An arrest for alleged bank fraud has never received so much attention before.

Wasserman Schultz, who resigned as chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in July 2016 after the committee's IT system was hacked, has refused to fire Imran despite learning that he is a target of a criminal investigation.

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