Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.He attempted to leave the country hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group revealed that he is the target of an FBI investigation, and the FBI apprehended him at the airport.Credit union officials permitted the wire to go through, and his wife has already fled the country to Pakistan, after police confronted her at the airport and found $12,000 in cash hidden in her suitcase but did not stop her from boarding, court documents show.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, wrote that Attar “was observed in Beirut, Lebanon conversing with a Hezbollah official” in 2012–shortly after the loan was made. -DC
The brothers had numerous additional sources of income, all of which seemed to disappear. While they were supposedly working for the House, the brothers were running a car dealership full-time that didn’t pay its vendors, and after one — Rao Abbas — threatened to sue them, he began receiving a paycheck from Rep. Theodore Deutch (D-FL), who like Wasserman Schultz represents Florida.
While they were working for House members including members of the homeland security and foreign affairs committees, the dealership took and never repaid a $100,000 loan from Dr. Ali Al-Attar, who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah.
The #AwanBrothers owned a car dealership called "CIA" in court documents. You can't make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/25jhN6BfL1— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) July 26, 2017
Wasserman Schultz lashed out at investigators and changed Awan’s title to “adviser” instead of firing him after House authorities banned him from the network. -Daily Caller
Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims Imran Awan was a "part-time employee" (being paid $165k), only fired him this morning to protect herself. pic.twitter.com/sDvFRjY2lL— /pol/ News Forever (@polNewsForever) July 26, 2017
Statement from Awan Brothers lawyer: pic.twitter.com/Bp9zqHtgGS— Mike Cernovich ???????? (@Cernovich) July 26, 2017