Wasserman Schultz continued paying IT worker suspected of stealing house computers

Wasserman Schultz continued paying IT worker suspected of stealing house computers

[Ed. – Once a liberal, always a liberal.]

Computer expert Imran Awan, who was formerly employed by several congressional Democrats, only had Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) paying him after he was accused of stealing computers and data systems in February.

Awan was arrested Tuesday on bank-fraud charges at the Dulles International Airport while trying to board a flight headed to Pakistan, according to the Miami Herald.

The Weston Democrat has not explained in detail why she continued to employ Awan until Tuesday when she fired him — after he was arrested on bank-fraud charges at Dulles International Airport in Virginia attempting to board a flight to Pakistan.

And she has not elaborated on what work Awan did for her after he lost access to the House computer network.

Schultz declined to answer questions about him on Wednesday.

David Damron, Schultz’s spokesman, accompanied her on the House floor Wednesday and informed a reporter that she would not be taking any questions about her former employee.

Schultz did, however, release a statement on Wednesday evening that indicated she initially thought profiling contributed to Awan’s firing. …

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