From The Blaze:
Pakistani-born Imran Awan, who was a longtime IT aide to former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was reportedly arrested at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport Monday night while trying to flee the country.
According to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, federal agents and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested Awan and charged him with “multiple counts of bank fraud” stemming from the investigation of an information technology procurement scandal in the U.S. House.
Pergram said that the authorities nabbed Awan at Dulles as he was “trying to leave the country.” Awan, Pergram said, has been arraigned and has surrendered his passport.
Awan has been the lead suspect in an ongoing criminal probe into security breaches within the House of Representatives that was launched on Feb. 2. He allegedly doubled charged the U.S. House for IT equipment and may have exposed sensitive House members’ information online. According to previous reports, Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on her payroll, even though he had been banned from House servers by Capitol Hill security.
Pergram said that Fox News sources told the outlet that Awan was still on the House payroll under Wasserman Schultz at the time of his arrest.
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