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.
Feds/USCP bust Hse IT staffer Imran Awan & charge him with multiple counts of bank fraud as part of Hse IT procurement scandal— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 25, 2017
Feds/USCP picked up Imran Awan at Dulles Aiport last night as he was "trying to leave the country." Has been arraigned. Surrendered passport— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 25, 2017
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.