What goes with fast cars and lifestyles of the rich and famous? Apparently working in Information Technology for the House of Representatives!
Remember Hillary Clinton’s IT guy? That dude got PAID! And he kept his mouth shut, and avoided prison…so far.
We have another situation brewing with the Democrats, and we documented it recently.
One family, three brothers and a wife, are the center of a criminal probe into their use of congressional information technology systems.
Last week many Democratic lawmakers who employed the four learned they may have been a party to criminal activity. The foursome may have been stealing data and overbilling for their services.
You might think they were underpaid, however these larcenists made a whopping $160,000 a year as IT workers for House Democrats. DC has gotten expensive.
Brothers Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan and Hina Alvi, Imran’s wife, also concocted several suspicious mortgage transfers. Eventually this led to a debt-evading bankruptcy.
Debt, Debt, and More Debt
According to the Daily Caller:
Abid had more than $1 million in debts following a failed business called Cars International that he ran in Falls Church, Va., from November 2009 to September 2010. Business associates said in court documents that Abid had stolen money and vehicles from them.
It’s unclear how Abid found time to run an automotive business while working full-time for Congress. He had been on the congressional payroll since 2005. A congressional credit union repossessed two of his personal cars before the business folded.
A vendor who supplied Abid’s business with cars said that he had not paid for the vehicles and wouldn’t return them, either. “The consignment agreements state it clearly that either Mr. Awan sells the cars for the agreed price no less $62,200 or return my cars back,” he wrote.
On a car record showing the title had been released to Abid, the vendor said “this is no authorise [sic] also I have no information about this car bought by defendant under my company business buy and sale no authorise [sic].”
Abid filed for bankruptcy in 2012, but somehow managed to keep ownership of two houses while telling the bankruptcy court and creditors that he had no assets with which to pay them. He signed a sworn statement that he and his wife, Natalia Soba, were living apart and needed separate residences.
Hey he worked for Congress; he learned from the best!
Not only did this guy run a scam to keep both his houses, but Abid’s record includes numerous alcohol-related legal problems. Court records show that he was driving with a suspended license, driving drunk, and arrested for public intoxication.
His brother shares the passion for cars. Imran was convicted of lesser offenses such as using an illegal radar detector and driving an unregistered vehicle. Despite the affinity for cars, real estate bound the four together when it came to breaking the law.
As Luke Rosiak reports:
Hina Alvi, Imran’s wife, bought two homes in Lorton in 2008, including one that all the brothers have been associated with at one time. In November 2016, Alvi sold that home to the youngest brother, Jamal, who is only 22 years of age, for $620,000. The criminal investigation began in late 2016.
The transaction capitalized on increasing Washington, D.C., real estate appraisals, netting her $150,000, while almost all the cost was incurred to the bank; Jamal put almost no money down.
Alvi’s husband, Imran, also owned a house in Springfield, which he put in his father’s name in 2008. Abid later claimed in bankruptcy that the house was his.
In Texas, Rep. Joaquin Castro made it clear that Jamal’s employment is terminated. Rep. Sandy Levin employed Abid, but has since removed him from the payroll. In other words, the Democrats who employed these criminals are ducking for cover.