The name Imran Awan has appeared in the local newspaper just twice since his arrest at Dulles Airport on July 24 while attempting to board a flight to his native Pakistan to rejoin his wife and the hundreds of thousands of dollars he had wired there — suspected to have been the proceeds of bank fraud.
It took awhile for Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz to get around to firing him from his IT job. According to Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel, Awan has worked for Democrats on the Hill for more than a decade, along with his wife, two brothers and a sister-in-law. His 20-year-old brother was reportedly paid $160,000 for a no-show job. The family reportedly has netted nearly $5 million from taxpayers.
The family, which had computer access to the highest levels of Democratic leadership in Washington, has been accused of bankruptcy fraud, life-insurance fraud, tax fraud and extortion.
The most recent FBI affidavit accuses Imran Awan of defrauding the Congressional Federal Credit Union by lying about the use of his rental properties to get a $165,000 home-equity loan—which he immediately wrapped into a $283,000 wire transfer to Pakistan. At one point, when the credit union asked Mr. Awan (who was pretending to be his wife on the phone) why he wanted to send money to Pakistan, he replied, “funeral arrangements.”
Told this was not an acceptable reason, Mr. Awan went to “look online for an acceptable reason” and responded “buying property.” The bright bulbs at the credit union approved the transfer. His wife was already in Pakistan. The FBI stopped her at the airport in March, and despite finding $12,400 in undeclared cash (in excess of the legal limit), they let her go. Seriously.
No Russians to see here. Move along.
Alright…how do you work around the “pay wall” to view the Kimberly Strassel article?
Hmmm…may have already found it…thanks Mr. Frederick.
Well nevermind…you can read it at Sherm’s facebook page.
Much of what Strassel writes is based on the reporting of the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak. Search for Rosiak and Awan and you’ll get most of the info.
I’m glad you are keeping track of all this stuff for your readers. Most of us don’t have the ability or time to monitor all the goings on.
Ouch! Baby, THAT had to hurt!
“Something shady is going on and former Democratic National Committee chief Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz doesn’t want to talk about it.”
“If a Russian-born IT specialist with longstanding ties to former Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus was arrested by the FBI trying to board a flight to Moscow after wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars abroad on a false pretense while leaving a trail of destroyed hard drives in his wake, it would be the subject of banner headlines and 24/7 speculation on cable TV.”
Thomas you’ve told me once or twice that the reason you’ve decided not to write articles about this administrations….issues, is because so many other media were covering it and now this?
Are other media not covering this already?
I mean just from above I see two fairly well known newspapers, and I know I’ve seen plenty of others.
Didn’t see much in right wing news about the mosque terrorist bombing though; probably an oversight eh?
mosque terrorist bombing was, as I pointed out, ignored by the left as well, Patrick.
the only place we see this Wasserman-Shultz story is in print/online print media.
Nothing from the big three and the big cable outlets.
Patrick, I repeat, the only place we see this Wasserman-Shultz story is in print/online print media.
The bombing story is everywhere.
“mosque terrorist bombing was, as I pointed out, ignored by the left as well, Patrick.”
“The bombing story is everywhere.”
Taking comments out of context doesn’t change what I said, Patrick.
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