The former lead IT aide to numerous House Democrats accepted a plea deal on Tuesday with federal prosecutors, according to Fox News. Imran Awan pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud and making false statements on a loan application in exchange for a deal. His lawyers are pushing for ‘probation’ and no fine.
During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, prosecutors also agreed to drop the charges against Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi. They have stunned many by stating there was “no evidence” of illegal behavior connected to the congressional hacking, which raises serious questions about a possible Democrat cover-up. With the Democratic National Committee marred in allegations of fraud, corruption, lying, and stealing servers that the Awan family worked on, the entire move looks like a massive set up.
“Particularly, the government has found no evidence that your client illegally removed House data from the House network or from House members’ offices, stole the House Democratic Caucus server, stole or destroyed House information technology equipment, or improperly accessed or transferred government information, including classified or sensitive information,” the prosecution said in the plea deal.
According to the Washington Examiner, a memo from the House’s sergeant at arms reveals the server holding emails from Democratic lawmakers has been replaced by a lookalike, and that the original is gone.
As reported by Conservative Daily Post, Awan was exposed more than a year ago for his alleged illegal activity on Congressional data networks. He has been accused of bank fraud and money laundering connected to terror groups, but no charges have been filed in the congressional breaches.
Awan was a senior IT aide for former DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
Earlier this year, CDP published a detailed report highlighting how Awan was arrested and charged with bank fraud after trying to flee the country back to the Middle East. Awan and his wife were wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars — which they received from their cushy jobs helping Democrats with their servers — to terrorists.
Since 2010, Imran, Hina, and other members of the family were paid more than $4 million from House Democrats for their “services” on their computers, servers, and data networks.
Awan’s plea deal raises more questions than answers. It’s unclear what Awan gave — or promised to give — the government in exchange for the deal.
With his close connections to top House Democrats and his decades-old relationship with Wasserman Shultz, he could provide very useful information. Such as, how did a server from the House Democrats office go “missing” at the height of an investigation.
Imagine that. The server containing emails between top Democrats, the Awan family, and others went missing from congressional investigators, and the mainstream media is nowhere to be found… and now the NSA is voluntarily erasing messages they illegally collected for the past four years? How stupid do they think we are?
Time will tell what Awan reveals to investigators. Most like, it was nothing, but it was apparently worth the major plea deal he was just given.