A congressional aide who worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., as an IT specialist until he was arrested on fraud charges as he attempted to flee the country, is believed to have planted a laptop computer for police to find as part of an investigation into cybersecurity and theft.
Imran Awan, along with three family members and a friend, had access to sensitive congressional information while working on Capitol Hill where they made over $4 million by providing IT services to Democratic politicians since 2010.
Many have expressed concern over how Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on as an IT staffer even after a fraud investigation into Awan and his wife led other House Democrats to cut ties with him and bar him from accessing the House computer system.
New updates in the case include details from the police report, the acquisition of a laptop that Wasserman Schultz demanded Capitol Police return to her instead of handing over to prosecutors as evidence, and comments from Awan's attorney.
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