Imran Awan, the IT staffer to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who is accused of scamming a federal credit union out of nearly $300,000, now faces additional charges, as does his wife, Hina Alvi, who left the country for Pakistan in March.
A month after his arrest, the Justice Department has indicted Awan and his wife with charges of bank fraud, conspiracy, and unlawful monetary transactions. However, according to National Review contributor and former U.S. attorney, Andy McCarthy, the indictment makes no mention of the “most damning evidence of guilt,” the fact that Awan was attempting to flee to Pakistan when he was arrested or that his wife is in Pakistan. “In fact, the indictment appears to go out of its way not to mention it,” wrote McCarthy in his report.
Awan was arrested last month while trying to board a flight for Pakistan. He and six other family members, all of whom had been employed as congressional staffers at significantly higher than average compensation levels for their positions, have been under suspicion for mishandling sensitive information since February.
All but Awan returned to Pakistan where they continued to receive wired funds. Reports claim that the family collected at least $4 million since 2009. Wasserman Schultz has claimed that the case against her former employee was made up by Republicans as a distraction from the Russia probe.
“This story is nuts,” said Dana Loesch on today’s “Dana.” She asked McCarthy, her guest, if the indictment’s omission of such important information was likely “on purpose.”
“It’s got to be,” answered McCarthy, “because it’s the best evidence in the case of intent to commit fraud.”