A former aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was indicted, along with his wife, on Thursday on four counts that included bank fraud and making false statements, reports Fox News.
Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan. The indictments are connected to allegations that Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, conspired to obtain the home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties and then subsequently sending the money to people in Pakistan.
Awan and other IT aides to House Democrats were being watched by investigators due to concerns of double-billing, equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Awan had been fired as an aide by most Lawmakers in Februrary. Wasserman Schultz, however, kept him on until his arrest in July, even after a criminal investigation into his activities had been revealed and he had been banned from the House IT network.
According to The Daily Caller, Awan and his family members had made $4 million since 2009 due to a lucrative agreement for IT work for House Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Some online are hoping that Awan may reveal information about Waserman Schultz to authorities.