The Federal Bureau of Investigations has seized smashed hard drives from the home of an IT aide of former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to reporting by The Daily Caller. The seizure was part of an ongoing criminal probe into "serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network" by Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born IT aide to Schultz and a number of members of the house Democratic caucus, and several of his relatives.
According to The Daily Caller, Capitol Police, who are also part of the investigation, have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.
Imran Awan, as well as his two brothers, are currently under investigation by Capitol Police and the FBI after having run IT operations for Wasserman Schultz and her colleagues beginning in 2005. The group has been paid upward of $4 million for their services since 2009.
According to fellow IT staffers, the Awans were payed for no-show jobs, and were transferring data from House computers to an off-site server; an act which was likely a major breach of security.
The Awan family has been evasive since the probe was revealed in February, having abruptly moved out of his Virginia home, which is now being rented out.
According to the new tenant, the Awans left behind government issued computer equipment and appear to have "left in a huge hurry."