Skip to comments.Imran Awan’s Own Wife Accuses Him of Fraud
Posted on 10/10/2017 12:42:52 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra
The indicted husband-and-wife team of former IT aides to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz sat directly across from each other at the defendants table in federal court Friday in Washington, D.C., but refused to look at each other.
Even as they are co-defendants in a U.S. case, Imran Awans own wife, Hina Alvi, has become the latest person to accuse him of fraud, filing papers against him in Pakistani court, according to Pakistani news channel ARY.
The couple were in U.S. court to face bank fraud charges related to sending money to Pakistan around the time they learned they were under investigation for abuses related to their work managing IT for members of Congress. Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport in July attempting to board a flight to Pakistan.
Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, and other House Democrats have vigorously defended Awan, claiming the Capitol Police might be drumming up charges out of Islamaphobia.
Alvi was arraigned Friday on four felony counts, and Awan, who has already been arraigned, requested that his GPS monitoring bracelet be taken off citing the fact that his wife was in America as the reason he was not a flight risk.
Yet the couple entered and left the court separately, have different lawyers, and Awans lawyer told the judge that the husband and wife are staying in a one-bedroom apartment and then also a house.
Pakistani legal papers published by the news channel show Alvi recently accused Awan of illegally marrying another woman, and of fraud. My husband Imran Awan son of Muhammad Ashraf Awan, committed fraud along with offence of polygamy, she charges in the papers.
Hinas U.S. lawyer, Nikki Lotze, did not dispute the account. I dont see how thats newsworthy, Lotze told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The Pakistani legal petition named as the second wife is a woman who records show told Virginia police she felt like Awan was keeping her like a slave.
Awan, his wife and two brothers all previously on the payroll of House Democrats became subjects of a Capitol Police investigation last year after investigators concluded they were submitting falsified invoices for equipment and had transferred massive data off a House server. After he was banned from the House network, Awan left a laptop with the username RepDWS in a Capitol Hill phone booth.
Although The Washington Post has reported that investigators found that Awan and his relatives made unauthorized access to a congressional server 5,400 times, Wasserman Schultz has said concern about the matter was the stuff of the right-wing media circus fringe.
Awan and Alvi have been charged with bank fraud involving moving money to Pakistan, but they have not been charged with crimes related to their work, and the other family members have not been charged at all. Awans attorney used Fridays hearing to argue that he very strongly wanted to block prosecutors from using evidence they found in the Capitol Hill phone booth.
The Pakistani legal motion filed by Alvi states: A few months ago I got apprised of the fact that my husband has contracted second marriage secretly, fraudulently and without my consent with Mst. Sumaira Shehzadi Alias Sumaira Siddique Daughter of Muhammad Akram r/o Township, Lahore. The second marriage of my husband is illegal, unlawful and without justification.
The court has recorded the testimonies of the applicant and other witnesses, the Pakistani news outlet reported. hina-court-oct-6-620x349TheDCNF Phillip Stucky
Last month, TheDCNF published police reports showing that two women who appeared to be in romantic relationships with Awan, but who were not Alvi, called the police on him in Virginia. One, Salam Chaudry, said she just wanted to leave, while the second was named Sumaira Siddique.
Criminal investigations involving Siddique and Awan in Virginia took place on Oct. 16, 2015 into assault, and Nov. 16, 2015 into telephone threats. Siddique called them again on July 18, 2016 and said he kept her there like a slave.
Awans attorney, Chris Gowen, told TheDCNF in an email this report is totally false, but did not elaborate, except to say, this is clearly part of your Trump agenda. He also said the Virginia police report story is totally false, although those police reports obtained from the Fairfax County police department are online, and anyone can receive them directly from the police by submitting a Freedom Of Information Act request.
The familys lawyers have blamed members of Congress for the billing irregularities found by investigators. A Capitol Hill Republican aide close to the probe told TheDCNF he takes members unusual defense of an aide accused of violating rules to indicate that they may believe a full investigation into the situation would implicate members in a procurement scheme.
The Awan family had access to the full digital files of 45 House members and their staffs, but Democrats have said they dont believe he would abuse that access, despite a host of financial red flags, including financial ties to an Iranian fugitive and money sent to a Pakistani police officer.
In a civil case this year, Awans stepmother Samina Gilani accused Abid Awan, who was also on the House payroll, of stealing a $50,000 life insurance policy, and said Awan used his employment in Congress to intimidate people.
Imran Awan introduces himself as someone from US Congress or someone from federal agencies, she charged. He threatened that he is very powerful and if I ever call the police [he] will do harm to me and my family members back in Pakistan and one of my cousins here in Baltimore.
Awan wanted her to sign papers giving him access to assets stored in Pakistan in his fathers name.
Fifteen of 17 female members of Congress who employed the Awans declined to distance themselves from him after TheDCNF sent them copies of the police reports.
Spoiler alert, upcoming porn movie.
And a goat with a magical Gerbil mentor.
Katie bar the door.
When is the pardon?
Under Sharia Law he now gets to say “I divorce you” three times before cutting her head off.
Every once in a while I vaguely remember a thing called “A Slow News Day”.
It’s NOT fraud. Maybe that’s why she’s here, to frame the debate into one of fraud. It’s really about spying and espionage.
The fraud was polygamy back in Pakistan.
<><>Why is Imran in court today?
<><> Why is he still here at all wearing a GPS he could easily slip?
<><>Why did Alvi return when she had already escaped and was safely residing in Pakistan w/ her three children and money in the bank?
I'll tell you why....b/c Pres Trump told Pakistan he is Withholding 225 million US dollars in foreign aid until they shape up.
Pakistan is putting enormous pressure on the Awan clan....b/c they want that foreign aid money.
That's a clue as to Where this is going.
Let's be clear why this case is so bizarre.....things were done in a lackadaisical manner......the crimes committed were so up-front. The characters involved are so unlikely.
It's b/c all of it was done during the accommodating Obama admin...they all thought then, that Hillary was a shoo-in. She'd take office and the games could continue. Every crime would be swept under the rug.
Too bad......now they have the formidable Trump to deal with.
<><> 18 U.S.C. § 666 passed to protect the integrity of the vast sums of tax dollars Congress distributes through Federal programs. Means theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds (sometimes referred to as program fraud or program bribery); a federal crime under 18 U.S.C. § 666. SOURCE: www.justice.gov U.S. Attorneys' Manual Title 9: Criminal.
<><>Honest services fraud---a crime defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1346 (the federal mail and wire fraud statute), added by the United States Congress in 1988, which states: "For the purposes of this chapter, the term scheme or artifice to defraud includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of a public employee's honest services." Usually interpreted to mean a crime that extends beyond national borders
<><>18 U.S.C. § 1341 provides that mail and wire fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via mail or wire communication. It has been a federal crime in the United States since 1872.
(HAT TIP Wikipedia---excerpts)
Quaint crimes of yore.
ITEM---The Washington Post reported that the Awan clan made unauthorized access to the House Democratic Caucus server 5,400 times.
ITEM---The only person authorized to use the H/D/C/ server is Hina Alvi....and she left a rock-solid paper trail. She is on-record as requesting access fewer than 300 times.
The H/D/C server evidence is a huge red flag---it indicates the Awans operated as an undercover, cohesive team, collected intel, and downloaded it to criminal associates. The Awans are not the discrete, individual IT support personnel Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and other dumb Democrats, would have us believe.
Even more alarming, at the time of the Awans' secret server rampage, the House Democratic Caucus was chaired by then-Cong Xavier Becerra who reported nothing amiss.
NOTE: Democrat Becerra quit Congress to take an appointment as California's Attorney General...the state's top ranking L/E officer. Looks like Becerra can continue his practice of "looking the other way" as crimes are being committed.
ITEM---Asked to cooperate, Becerra gave police a fraudulent image of the "secret server." Mysteriously, Becerra was not arrested. Instead he became the appointed AG of California....the state's top L/E officer.