Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ former IT staffer Imran Awan pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges Tuesday, striking a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid all potential crimes related to his work in the House of Representatives.
“Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats whose federal court case has drawn the interest of President Trump and other Republicans, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal bank fraud in a plea deal with prosecutors, avoiding federal charges related to his work in Congress,” writes Fox News.
“During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington, Awan pleaded guilty to making a false statement on a loan application. As part of the deal, the prosecution dropped fraud charges against his wife,” adds the report.
Awan made national headlines last year after he was apprehended while trying to flee the United States at a DC-area airport.
Despite being banned from the Capitol in February 2017, Rep. Schultz kept Awan on her payroll until his arrest that July.
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