A computer technician at the heart of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ widening IT scandal has struck a deal with American prosecutors, and will return to the United States from Pakistan to appear in federal court.
Hina Alvi, the wife of Schultz’ shady IT staffer Imran Awan, fled the country after learning she and her husband were under investigation for bank fraud and charges of conspiracy.
Both had worked for prominent democrats, including Schultz.
According to documents filed with the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, Alvi has reached an agreement with American law enforcement that would permit her to return to the United States, providing she turns herself in “during the last week of September 2017.”
Alvi and Imran Awan are the central figures behind the IT scandal engulfing former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Federal investigators believe Awan and his associates had access to top-secret material and confidential emails during his tenure as Schultz’ chief technician.
The IT staffer was arrested while trying to flee the United States, days after funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under intense pressure to speak publicly over her relationship with Awan, and answer lingering questions over why the staffer was kept on her payroll months after being barred from the United States Capitol.