by Robert Masi:
Many of you may remember that Imran Awan and several of his family members were IT Aides to the DNC and Many of the Congressional Democrats. Imran was arrested on mortgage fraud charges by the FBI on July 24, while trying to board a flight to Pakistan at Dulles International Airport with just under $10,000 in cash. He had previously wired nearly $300,000 to the country. Imran and his family members – including his wife, who is also indicted – ran IT for at least 60 Democrats in congress over the past decade and for the House Democratic Caucus, giving them access to emails and computer data from an estimated 800 lawmakers and staffers.
Over the years, Wasserman Schultz has shown an unusual loyalty toward Imran, according to sources on Capitol Hill. With her support, Imran and his family were hired by over 60 Democratic offices and the House Democratic Caucus, the committee that oversees the party’s congressional leadership. Imran also had exclusive password access to the iPhone and iPad used by Wasserman Schultz last May while she was running the Democratic National Committee, according to internal emails.
Thousands of these private DNC emails were published by Wikileaks last summer. The DNC and U.S. intelligence agencies believe the emails were stolen by Russian hackers, but Wikileaks claims it received them from an inside leaker.
While employed in congress, Imran and Abid also ran a used car dealership called Cars International A, (C.I.A.) which they did not list in their financial disclosure reports.
The company was mired in financial problems, and faced lawsuits from car customers who claimed they were sold duds.
New information has been coming out that he has potentially been involved in Money Laundering via Car Businesses, that are linked to Hezbollah, which is 1 of 140 Internationally Recognized Islamic Terrorist Organizations.
If a customer showed up looking to buy a car from Cars International A, often referred to as CIA, Abid Awan — who was managing partner of the dealership while also earning $160,000 handling IT for House Democrats — would frequently simply go across the street to another dealership called AAA Motors and get one.
“If AAA borrows a car to Cars International and they have a customer, it was simply take the car across the street and sell it, and then later on give the profit back or not,” Nasir Khattak, who ran the longstanding AAA dealership, testified in a lawsuit. “There was no documentation… If you go and try to dissect, you will not be able to make any sense out of them because there were many, dozens and dozens, of cars transferred between the two dealerships and between other people.”
The money that disappeared between the Awans’ dealership, some $7 million in congressional pay, the equipment suspected of disappearing from Congress under their watch, and their other side businesses — all while they displayed few signs of wealth and frequently haggled in court over small amounts of money — raise questions about whether the Awans might have been laundering money or sending it to a third party.
“Based on the modest way Awan was living, it is my opinion that he was sending most of his money to a group or criminal organization that could very well be connected with the Pakistani government,” said Wayne Black, a private investigator who served as law enforcement group supervisor in Janet Reno’s Miami public corruption unit. “My instincts tell me Awan was probably operating a foreign intelligence gathering operation on US soil.”
While Imran and Abid Awan ran their car dealership in Falls Church, Va. in the early part of the decade, Drug Enforcement Agency officials a few miles away in Chantilly were learning that the Iranian-linked terrorist group, Hezbollah, frequently deployed used car dealerships in the US to launder money and fund terrorism.
Shortly before the 2016 election, investigators found huge amounts of House equipment unaccounted for under the Awans’ stewardship, and when they looked into the family further, they found that they had logged in to members’ computers for whom they did not work. There were signs that the House Democratic Caucus’ server “is being used for nefarious purposes” by the Awans, according to a House investigation, and “steps are being taken to conceal their activity.”
So far what is known is that Awan and his Family, including a known International Arms Dealers linked to Hezbollah and his Ukrainian wife who is linkedin to Putin had; 4 dealerships that never had any inventory yet made millions, several houses that they immediately rented out and forced the tenants to pay cash, and had several bank transfers every month to unknown accounts in the Middle East.
More is developing about Awan and his family, except charges. It seems that the Department of Justice is dragging its feet on charges against the Awan family. So far he is charged with Bank fraud and Conspiracy. But none of those charges stem from anything he’s done while under the employ of the government. It’s possible that the evidence he has is so damaging to the Democrats, that he is being protected through Blackmailing the United States.