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Awan brother accused of stealing $120,000 of equipment from Democratic Representative

June 25, 2018

  You may remember the curious case of the mysterious Awan Brothers: these brothers are Pakistani nationals who were working as IT specialists for Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Committee, and it was reported that up to 30 Democrats employed their services. Shortly after the election the Awan brothers, with the exception of Imran, fled the country after being accused of hacking into government computers and funneling money to the Middle East. However, Imran Awan was arrested on bank fraud charges as he attempted to flee the country.

  Now, according to this story, Abid Awan is suspected of stealing about $120,000 worth of equipment from New York Representative Yvette Clarke’s office. Here is more:

According to documents, Wendy Anderson, New York Democrat Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff, discovered Abid Awan in December 2015 digging through the lawmaker’s office “with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room.”

The aide immediately ordered Awan to leave the lawmaker’s office and would later tell investigators she believed the IT worker and Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, plotted the heist together. In February 2016 — six months later after admitting her office could not account for $120,000 worth of equipment — the Congressional Black Caucus member terminated Abid Awan.

“Wendy was actually a truth-sayer, she wanted the right things to happen, enforce rules, and Yvette Clarke did not,” a Hill staffer told TheDCNF.

“She knew it was obviously stolen … What business case would they have had for iPods? … He’s a shared employee, basically a contractor. Why would he be camped out … in her personal office?”

After catching Awan in her boss’s office, Anderson was appointed Clarke’s chief of staff and promptly began pouring over the office’s financial records. She soon noticed “abnormal quantities of equipment, much with seemingly dubious business value,” according to reports.

  I find two things interesting about this story: it is reported that it is believed Yvette Clarke’s Chief of Staff was involved in stealing the equipment and it is also reported that Yvette Clarke is not so interested in the truth of what was going on.

  I wonder why that is and why it has taken so long for this story to come out? Perhaps Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her laptop, which is being held as evidence by the Capitol Police, could provide those answers.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2018 12:15 pm

    Don’t they know they’re ‘not’ suppose to steal from the “stealers”?

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