The Pakistani Awan family which received payments totaling more than $4 million working as IT administrators for House Democrats are under investigation by Capitol Police for a myriad of offences, yet nobody seems to know where the money has gone.
In addition to their suspiciously high congressional salaries, the Awans posses undeclared properties in Virginia, which they rent out, demanding untraceable methods of payment from their tenants.
“He only wants cash — for the security deposit, everything. The mortgage is probably $600, we pay $1,800 a month,” one tenant claimed.
“I would write the rent to all sorts of different people,” said another. While still another tenant said the family insisted on blank money orders.
The Daily Caller reports:
Imran Awan, his wife Hina, and brothers Abid and Jamal collectively netted more than $4 million in salary as IT administrators for House Democrats between 2009 and 2017. Yet the absence of signs of wealth displayed among them raise questions such as was the money sent overseas or did something other than paychecks motivate their actions?
But official documents, court records and multiple interviews suggest the crew may have engaged in tax fraud, extortion, bankruptcy fraud and insurance fraud and the money could have been funneled overseas. Abid has hired high-profile attorney James Bacon who specializes in anti-money laundering litigation.
The four Awans were each making approximately $160,000 a year on Capitol Hill. Other House IT workers told TheDCNF that the Awans appeared to hold no-show jobs, with bare-bones services provided, and it appeared one person was doing the work for the rest of them.
In addition to sketchy financial dealings, the Awans are also under investigation for abusing their access to Congressional data.