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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, House Budget Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. questions Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Fellow committee member Rep. Susan DelBene, D-Wash. is at left. Wasserman Schultz fired IT staffer Irman Awan on July 25, 2017, following his arrest on a federal bank fraud charge. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

An IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz was arrested waiting to board a flight to Pakistan


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) fired an IT staffer Tuesday after he was arrested on a bank fraud charge.

Irman Awan was at Dulles International Airport in Virginia waiting for his flight to Pakistan when he was arrested Monday night.

David Damron, a spokesman for Wasserman Schultz, issued a statement to Fox News saying, "Mr. Awan previously served as a part-time employee but his services have been terminated. No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, so we cannot comment on them."

Awan's attorney, Chris Gowen, said his client was cleared to travel and had notified the House of his trip to visit family beforehand.

An affidavit obtained by Fox News alleges that the 37-year-old engaged in a scheme to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union. As part of the scheme, authorities said Awan double-billed the House for equipment. In March, several of the IT staffer's relatives who worked for House Democrats were fired for their alleged involvement in the scheme.

Awan pleaded not guilty to the bank fraud charge. He was released, but currently has to wear a GPS monitor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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