DOJ Warns Imran Awan STILL a Flight Risk – Transferred $300K to Pakistan Because He Knew He Was Being Investigated
As previously reported, Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach.
Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal. When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too.
Prosecutors say Imran Awan knew he was being investigated which is why he wired $300,00 to Pakistan. This contradicts Awan’s previous claim he wired the money for a real estate deal.
Who tipped Awan off?
Investigative reporter for the Daily Caller Luke Rosiak tweeted out new documents which show prosecutors arguing Awan is a flight risk and specifically wired money to Pakistan in order to give himself a financial cushion knowing he was being investigated.
#AwanBrothers filing: Prosecutors say Imran knew he was being investigated (for Capitol Hill misconduct) which is why he transferred $300k to Pakistan+his wife fled. They think he’d get a Pakistani passport+flee w/o a GPS monitor.
New #AwanBrothers filing: Prosecutors say Imran knew he was being investigated (for Capitol Hill misconduct) which is why he transferred $300k to Pakistan+his wife fled. They think he’d get a Pakistani passport+flee w/o a GPS monitor.https://t.co/zl9WUm72Tq
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) December 18, 2017
Prosecutors also argue Awan can obtain another Pakistani passport at the Embassy in DC. If restrictions are lifted and his GPS monitor is removed, he will flee the country, the DOJ warned.
Via Fox News:
The Justice Department warned Monday that ex-Capitol Hill IT aide Imran Awan is a “flight risk” and could flee to Pakistan if a judge approves his request to lift “all of the conditions of his release.”
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu filed a motion before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, urging the court to deny the request from Awan, who is facing fraud and other charges.
Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is currently enrolled in the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP) with conditions that he abide by an electronically monitored curfew of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. and a limit on traveling beyond 150 miles from his residence, according to court documents. Awan and his attorney want to lift those conditions, including the electronic monitoring bracelet.
Federal prosecutors warned this could give Awan an opening.
“While the government possesses Awan’s Pakistani passport, nothing prevents him from obtaining a new Pakistani passport at the Embassy in D.C. That passport would permit Awan to board a flight and leave the country at any time,” the motion read. “The government asserts that Awan is a flight risk and that his participation in HISP is by far the least restrictive condition that can be imposed on him to ensure his return to Court.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton asked why Luke Rosiak is the only reporter covering the Pakistani spy ring:
Awan ran IT for dozens of House Dems including then-DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Why is Luke seemingly the only reporter covering this? https://t.co/RE6VunnfvT
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 18, 2017
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert was in absolute shock in October when Luke Rosiak revealed that Imran Awan spent several months each year in Pakistan and was STILL accessing the House server remotely.
“I’ve seen records indicating that he (Imran Awan) spent 3 to even more months per year in Pakistan. I’ve also seen emails that indicated that he was doing his job remotely in Pakistan,” Rosiak said.
“So he had access in doing the job in providing security for House members from Pakistan?? Seriously?!” Gohmert asked.
Gohmert was appalled as he continued to wrap his head around the fact that a person was able to access a government server from Pakistan, calling the news “staggering”.
Even more interesting, Liz S., editor for PJ Media said Imran Awan owned a used car dealership and owed money to a suspected Hezbollah operative. This dovetails on the recent bombshell report by Josh Meyer in POLITICO the Obama administration is accused of protecting Hezbollah drug and human trafficking rings to help ensure a nuclear deal with Iran was achieved.
— Liz S. (@StarChamberMaid) December 18, 2017