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Daily Caller: House Dem IT Staffers Secretly Took $100K in Iraqi Money

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 12:35 PM

Three congressional staffers, who are currently under criminal investigation for allegedly stealing House equipment and improperly accessing House IT systems, received $100,000 from an Iraqi politician while working for several Democratic representatives, according to The Daily Caller.

Imran Awan and his two brothers, Abid and Jamal, worked as IT specialists for former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida since 2005, along with many other Democratic lawmakers.

The trio, along with other House employees, allegedly store equipment from House members' offices and "committed serious, potentially illegal, violations of House IT policies," according to Politico.

The Awans also managed a car dealership in Virginia, which Abid initially had "100 percent control" of, according to court documents obtained by the Daily Caller.

"He had the dealer license and sole responsibility of running it. Abid would put cars on the lot, take them in consignment, sell them, do all the title work and get money from the retail sale," court documents read.

Imram later took control of the dealership, called Cars International A, LLC or CIA, according to Abid's former business partner Nasir Khattak in court documents.

"It was very bad record-keeping in Cars International … it is close to impossible to make any sense out of all the transactions that happened," Khattak said.

Eventually the dealership accumulated thousands of dollars in debt, leading to the loan from Dr. Ali Al-Attar.

"Having lost my and Abid's collective investment of $500k due to Awan's mismanagement, [CIA] was further in debt $400k to other creditors," Khattak said in a lawsuit, according to the Daily Caller.

"Ali Al-Attar was out of the country as he was involved in politics and the formation of the Iraqi government."

According to the Daily Caller, Abid said in court documents that Dr. Al-Attar may be a fictitious creation.

"If as suspected, all of this is a charade, particularly if it is learned the mysterious Dr. Al-Attar doesn't exist or didn't sign the documents, then the whole matter rises to a higher level."

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