Obviously, there has been no oversight or tracking of the five former workers who were suspected of stealing equipment and committing serious, possibly illegal, violations on the Democrat House IT network.
It is unclear if ANY of the five suspects in the investigation into the misuse of technology are still in the United States.
The departure of Hina Alvi to Pakistan amid an ongoing investigation into potential tampering was reported by the Daily Caller:
A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been reported in the case.
The Awans are “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network,” according to Politico. Many of the Democrats who employed the Awans are members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (A list of potentially compromised members is listed below.)
Their positions gave them access to members’ emails and confidential files. In addition, Imran was given the password for an iPad used by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat. The five came to the U.S. from Pakistan.
The scandal has been just one more thorn in the side of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC.
The five current and former House staffers are accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the probe.
Who exactly hired these folks and why? Who knew what and when?
Awan has long-standing relationships with Wasserman Schultz and Fudge. He joined Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005 and started working for Fudge in 2008. In addition, Wasserman Schultz, are said to have a friendly personal relationship with Awan and his wife, according to multiple sources.
Awan made nearly $2 million since starting as an IT support staffer for House Democrats in 2004, according to public salary data. Alvi, who worked for House Democrats beginning in 2007, earned more than $1.3 million as an IT staffer during that time.
As shared employees, Awan, Alvi and their relatives worked for dozens of House Democrats at a time, meaning no one lawmaker was responsible for paying their full salary.
Sources close to the House investigation said the former staffers, while able to view some member data, did not have access to any classified information.
Now they are all hiding out. I am sure we will get to the bottom of this. I am sure DWS will lie in the midst of it as well!
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