Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This Could Well Sink the Democrats, Depending How Deep This Goes

7/25/17 Politico:
Imran Awan, a House staffer at the center of a criminal investigation potentially impacting dozens of Democratic lawmakers, has been arrested on bank fraud and is prevented from leaving the country while the charges are pending.
A senior House Democratic aide confirmed Awan was still employed by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as of Tuesday morning. But David Damron, a spokesman for Wasserman Schultz, later said that Awan was fired on Tuesday.
Awan pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his arraignment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Awan is accused of attempting to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union by obtaining a $165,000 home equity loan for a rental property, which is against the credit union’s policies since it is not the owner's primary residence. Those funds were then included as part of a wire transfer to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
If you haven't been following this story,  a bunch of Pakistanis working as IT support for Schultz appear to have at least been playing fast and loose about their pay and perhaps far worse, using their positions to gather information about Congressional activities.   Imagine of Trump had put a bunch of Russian citizens in charge of White House IT.

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