Eight weeks after Debbie Wasserman Schultz publicly threatened the chief of DC Capitol Police with ‘consequences‘ if he didn’t turn over a confiscated laptop used by Pakistani IT staffers employed by over 30 House and Senate democrats to run their networks, the Daily Caller reports that the FBI has seized more equipment from the garage of a house owned by Imran Awan and his wife Alvi after a tenant called investigators.
Per the Daily Caller:
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source.
The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI 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.
Fellow IT staffers interviewed by TheDCNF said the Awans were often absent from weekly meetings and email exchanges. One of the fellow staffers said some of the computers the Awans managed were being used to transfer data to an off-site server.
Shortly after the criminal probe was revealed in February, Imran abruptly moved out of his longtime home on Hawkshead Drive in Lorton, Va., and listed it for rent on a website that connects landlords with military families.
The new tenants were none other than a retired Marine and his active duty Navy wife. In the garage, they found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner.”
After hearing about the House investigation into the Awans on the radio, the tenants called the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and shortly thereafter the FBI and Capitol Police became involved.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity over concerns for his wife’s naval career, the former Marine told the Daily Caller:
“It was in the garage. They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” the Marine said. “It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”
Threats and Desperation
After the equipment was discovered in the garage, Imran Awan came to the rented house “three or four times,” but the marine wouldn’t let him enter. “Their lawyer contacted us today via email and said we owed $350 in late charges and the items he left in the house,” the retired Marine said.
When this didn’t work, the Awans reportedly threatened to sue the tenants for “stealing” the equipment.
The Awans – personal friends of Debbie Wasserman Shultz, have collected over 4 million dollars since 2009 working on the hill. They were “shared employees,” hired by multiple Democrats for IT work whenever it was needed – floating all over the place doing all sorts of work on House members computers. Democrats Juaquin Castro, Cedric Richmond, Andre Carson, Jackie Speier, Tammy Duckworth, and Louis Frankel all employed the Awans.
The Pakistanis also managed computers for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – all of whom have top secret clearance and are looking into Russian election influence. Furthermore, it has been rumored that the Awans are blackmailing members of Congerss with secrets gleaned from emails.
Furthermore, per ZeroHedge:
Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails.
The brothers are accused of removing hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers, while also running a procurement scheme in which they bought equipment, then overcharged the House administrative office that assigns such contractors to members.
After they caught wind of an investigation, Imran’s wife Abid fled the country to Pakistan, “where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection.”
Imprisoned their stepmother to bilk inheritance money
THREE DAYS before U.S. Capitol Police told House members about the Awans, their stempmother called Fairfax County, Virginia police report she was imprisoned in their house – kept from her husband’s deathbed. Oh, and they were bugging her with listening devices.
A relative described the woman’s life as being completely controlled by the brothers for months while they schemed to take their father’s life insurance. –Daily Caller
After their father died, the Awans carted their stepmother to Pakistan to collect her inheritance – which they promptly extorted from her.
Ran shady car dealership
In addition to nosing around highly sensitive data in Congress, the Awans ran a shady car dealership that wasn’t paying it’s bills. After one of their vendors threatened to sue them, Rep. Theodore Deutch started paying the guy.
Can you imagine if congress put the same resources into investigating the shady Awans? Between smashed equipment, imprisoning their mother and extorting her for their father’s inheritance, fleeing the country, and a shady car dealership which has it’s debts paid by Rep. Theo Deutch (D-FL), it appears to be quite the somethingburger.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter