Imran Awad was arrested trying to flee the country. What is the back story?
Imran, Abid and Jamal Awan, Hina Alvi, Natalia Sova and Kao Abbas provided computer services, including computer security, to: Marcia Fudge (D-Oh); Tim Ryan (D-Oh); Jim Costa (D-Ca); Sander M. Levin (D-Mi); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl); Yvette D. Clarke (D-Ny); Gregory W. Meeks (D-Ny); John P. Sarbanes (D-Md); Jackie Speier (D-Ca); Diana Degette (D-Co); Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fl); Cedric L. Richmond (D-La); members of the Democratic Caucus: David Loebsack (D-Ia); Karen Bass (D-Ca); Joyce Beatty (D-Oh); Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo); Lois Frankel (D-Fl); Daniel T. Kildee (D-Mi); Tony Cardenas (D-Ca); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-Nm); Robin L. Kelly (D-Il); Katherine M. Clark (D-Ma); Mark Takano (D-Ca); Julia Brownley (D-Ca); Pete Aguilar (D-Ca); Andre Carson (D-In); Joaquin Castro (D-Tx); Theodore Deutch (D-Fl); Ted Lieu (D-Ca); Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-Ny); Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla), Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla); Kyrsten Sinema (D-Az), with appointments to the House Homeland Security Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Intelligence Committee and House Appropriations Committee.
Imran Awan and his associates had unlimited access to the “secure” computers of these Congresspersons and more, for example, having the passwords to at least then Democratic National Committee chair Wasserman-Schultz’s iPad.
Imran Awan is Pakistani and is believed to have connections to Pakistani intelligence. The scope of this breach of security is breath-taking.
This long running and complex story was investigated by the Daily Caller, see:
(This Imrad Awan is not the same person as the Islamophobia entrepreneur Imrad Awan in Britain.)