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Fired, Arrested IT Aide's Congressional Network Account Still Active

Fired, Arrested IT Aide's Congressional Network Account Still Active

By    |   Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:49 PM

A former congressional IT aide who was recently arrested and is suspected of theft still has an active email account on the House computer system, The Daily Caller reports.

Imran Awan, once an aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., among other Democrats, was banned from the congressional network while under investigation for alleged theft of equipment and improperly accessing the House network. However, Awan also used a secondary email address, 123@mail.house.gov, according to court documents.

"Authorities apparently did not realize Awan has a second account that is not linked to his identity," writes Luke Rosiak. "While his main email address began rejecting mail after it was shut down, the 123 address was still accepting mail Tuesday."

Rosiak notes that "Mail sent via Gmail fills in the name of the account-holder of 123 as Nathan Bennett," deputy chief of staff to Rep. Andr� Carson, D-Ind., a member of the House committees on Intelligence and Homeland Security, who Awan also worked for.

"However, this happened, it was not with my consent or control," Bennett told the Daily Caller in an email. "For the record, I do not, nor have I ever, had control of the 123@mail.house.gov email account or any other account connected with Imran Awan or his family."

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