Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ shady IT staffer avoided jail time Tuesday over his possible role in the disappearance of a Democrat-owned data server and security breach, with his attorneys claiming disparaging remarks made by President Trump potentially impacted his hearings.
“Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats whose federal bank fraud case has drawn the interest of top Republicans, avoided jail time Tuesday after the defense complained about disparaging comments made against the defendant by President Trump and others,” writes Fox News.
“During a hearing Tuesday in Washington, U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan sentenced Awan to three months of supervised release plus time served. Chutkan, who cited ‘unfounded allegations’ against Awan, also did not impose a fine,” adds the article.
Awan made national headlines last year after he was arrested while attempting to flee the country at a DC airport.
The IT staffer pleaded guilty in July to multiple bank fraud charges.
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