Top lawmaker pushes Trump admin to freeze Pakistani assets tied to IT breach scandal

Those assets should have been frozen a long time ago. A leading lawmaker on the House oversight committee is urging the Trump administration to pursue a court order freezing recent wire transfers to Pakistan made by Democratic IT staffers who are accused of stealing computer equipment from House lawmakers’ offices and penetrating internal congressional networks, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), an oversight committee member and chair of its national security subcommittee, petitioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions to disclose if federal investigators are moving to freeze recent wire transfers of nearly $300,000 by Imran Awan, a top IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) and scores of other Democrats who was recently arrested on charges of bank fraud.

Awan and several of his family members are believed to have stolen computer equipment used by Congress and penetrated sensitive networks linked to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and other networks.

Awan and others allegedly involved in the scandal remained on the congressional payroll for months after their activity became public, prompting calls by senior lawmakers for an independent investigation in Wasserman Schultz’s handling of the situation.

Awan is also believed to have defrauded the House of Representatives by using taxpayer funds to buy computer equipment that is now missing.

Fox News

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1 Comment

  1. janice

    Wait Just A Minute All Those Asset’s Should Never Have Left The Country In The First Place! They Should Have Been Frozen From The Beginning! And Awan For Bank Fraud? As For The Computer Equipment Stolen By Awan’s Family, That Most Definitely Should Have Consequence’s For Giving Out Secret’s To Pakistan! And The Using Of Taxpayer Money For Computer’s By Awan, That Are Now Missing? Now All American Taxpayer’s Know Where The Money Went! And…. All Of This Under Wasserman Schultz’s, Watch! Not Good At All, Folk’s! Conspiring Of Sort’s? Conspiring Of What To Come? Rotten To The Core, Alright!

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