According to a recent report by Fox News, Imran Awan, the former IT aide for more than 30 Democratic Congressmen, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), was indicted Thursday afternoon by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
The indictment also includes Awans’ wife, Hina Alvi. In March, Alvi fled to Pakistan with her children, but was stopped by Capitol Police at the airport. While the Police could not prevent her from leaving, U.S. Customs and Border Protection searched Alvis’ luggage, finding over $12,000 inside. Alvi was ultimately allowed to board her flight to Qatar with her children.
The grand jury indictment comes just weeks after Awan was arrested at the Dulles airport in Virginia, where he was hoping to board a plane to Pakistan after attempting to wire $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to bank accounts in the country.
Disobedient Media has previously reported on the scandal surrounding the Awan brothers. The scandal may have particularly important implications for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as she has come under mounting pressure to explain why she continued to keep Awan on the congressional payroll for months, after it was revealed that he was under an ongoing criminal investigation.
The former Chairwoman of the DNC has further legal troubles, as she was also personally named as a defendant in the DNC Fraud lawsuit.