Congressman Asks DOJ to Freeze Assets of Ex-Staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz [WATCH!]

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Representative Ron DeSantis is petitioning Jeff Sessions about the need to freeze assets for Imran Awan.

While the media is largely silent about this huge Democrat scandal, a Republican is ensuring that the Trump Administration is freezing assets that Imran Awan allegedly gained by criminal means. This stands in ironic contrast to Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s attempted intervention in the case where she used her authority to try to intimidate the DC police to give back her laptop that she claimed was lost.

The Washington Free Beacon reports, “Top Lawmaker Pushes Trump Admin to Freeze Pakistani Assets Tied to IT Breach Scandal.

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.

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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.

DeSantis, who has spearheaded efforts to move forward with the probe into this scandal, told the Free Beacon on Thursday that the Trump administration must take immediate steps to freeze any assets that may have been transferred by Awan to Pakistan.

“The DOJ needs to do what it can to freeze proceeds from any illicit transactions made by Awan,” DeSantis said. “Given the allegations against him it would be unthinkable that he’d be allowed to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan.”

Read the entire Daily Beacon story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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