“Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ former IT staffer Imran Awan pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges Tuesday, striking a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid all potential crimes related to his work in the House of Representatives,” reports Hannity.com.
“Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats whose federal court case has drawn the interest of President Trump and other Republicans, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal bank fraud in a plea deal with prosecutors, avoiding federal charges related to his work in Congress,” writes Fox News.
“During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington, Awan pleaded guilty to making a false statement on a loan application. As part of the deal, the prosecution dropped fraud charges against his wife,” adds the report.
Awan was born in Pakistan, but moved to the U.S. with his family as a teenager. He made national headlines last summer when he was arrested at Dulles International Airport while trying to board a flight to Pakistan to flee the United States.
Despite being banned from the Capitol in February 2017 most lawmakers fired Awan, but Rep. Schultz kept Awan on her payroll until his arrest that July.
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