While the talking points is that Imran Awan was charged with multiple accounts of bank fraud, anyone who has been following the Awan family during the past several months are aware that this is about more than bank fraud…a lot more.
The shame, of course, is that the Awan family could pull off countless nefarious deeds for so long which happens to be why Debbie Wasserman Schultz has spent the past several days avoiding the press.
National Review by Andrew McCarthy
Yet bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, just as he was trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar. That is the same route taken by Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters she yanked out of school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash.
By then, the proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan they’d gotten from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire from Capitol Hill. He pulled it off — hilariously, if infuriatingly — by pretending to be his wife in a phone call with the credit union. Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (“funeral arrangements”) wouldn’t fly, “Mrs.” Awan promptly repurposed: Now “she” was “buying property.” Asking no more questions, the credit union wired the money . . . to Pakistan[…]
Then there is the matter of having access to Congressional computers and content in which they transferred files via a remote server.
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