(INTELLIHUB) — Several smashed computer hard drives and other evidence was recently retrieved by the FBI from the home of a former information technology administrator of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), a Pakistani foreign national named Imran Awan, reports say.
The items were cataloged as part of a Capitol Police criminal probe into whether serious and illegal violations took place on the House of Representatives IT network.
The seizure comes after Schultz was caught trying to interfere with a criminal investigation as Intellihub reported in the May 26 article titled: “Debbie Wasserman Schultz likely involved in massive cover-up as she is caught trying to interfere in a criminal investigation, threatening police chief.”
In the article Alex Thomas wrote: “In an absolutely outrageous and transparent abuse of authority, former DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz used her position on a committee that sets the police force’s budget to not only attempt to undermine an active investigation but also to directly threaten the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.”
Additionally, “Awan’s younger brothers, Abid and Jamal, his wife, Hina Alvi, and Rao Abbas, Imran’s best friend, are also under investigation,” the Daily Mail reports.
Soon after Imran began working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, his two brothers and two of their wives — plus Abbas and another friend — began appearing as IT staffers on the payrolls of other House Democrats. Collectively, the Awan group has been paid $4 million since 2009.
Fellow IT staffers interviewed by TheDCNF said the Awans were often absent from weekly meetings and email exchanges. One of the fellow staffers said some of the computers the Awans managed were being used to transfer data to an off-site server.