Federale aanklachten tegen Imran Awan en Hina Alviquote:
quote:Arrested Democratic congressional staffer Imran Awan or his relatives — all reportedly under federal criminal investigation — also worked for five other Democratic Florida members of Congress besides U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is on the hot seat.
U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Darren Soto of Orlando, Frederica Wilson of Miami Gardens, and Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach, and former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee, now a gubernatorial candidate, also employed Awan or one of his family members, wife Hina Alvi, and brothers Jamal Awan and Abid Awan, as part-time, shared, information technology employees in their offices.
However, unlike Wasserman Schultz, of Weston, who kept Imran Awan on her payroll through months of publicly-reported federal investigations into potential theft and misuse of congressional equipment and data, the other five members of Florida’s delegation all cut their ties with the Awan family member employees early.
Lang, met nul effect dus. Duidelijk.quote:Op maandag 21 augustus 2017 21:05 schreef dellipder het volgende:
Federale aanklachten tegen Imran Awan en Hina Alvi
Gezamenlijke rechtszaak tegen de DNC en Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rechtszaak tegen Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Crimineel onderzoek naar diefstal IT-apparatuur
Congres afgevaardigde verzoekt het ministerie van Justitie tot onderzoek en beantwoording van vragen
Onderzoek van het congres
Bewijs van verduistering belastinggeld
En over de zogenaamde hack:
Ander onafhankelijk forensisch onderzoek rapport over de zogenaamde hack
Betrouwbaarheid Crowdstrike flink onderuit
En nog een filmpje om jezelf een beetje belezen te maken als je durft:
quote:A Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed News for defamation has formally subpoenaed Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the uncorroborated anti-Trump dossier that BuzzFeed published earlier this year.
Attorneys for Aleksej Gubarev, the CEO of Webzilla and XBT Holdings, disclosed in a court filing on Friday that they have subpoenaed the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS as part of the suit against BuzzFeed.
The opposition research firm was also subpoenaed last month by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is interested in Fusion’s involvement in the dossier. The firm, which was working for a political ally of Hillary Clinton’s, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Donald Trump’s activities in Russia.
The Judiciary Committee retracted its subpoena after Fusion founder Glenn Simpson agreed to a closed-door interview later this month.
quote:Gubarev is suing BuzzFeed because he and his companies are identified in the last of 17 memos that make up the dossier, which the website published on Jan. 10.
In a Dec. 13 memo, the last of 17 memos that make up the dossier, Steele wrote that Gubarev used malware and computer viruses to hack into Democrats’ emails during the presidential campaign.
Gubarev has vehemently denied the allegations. He is suing BuzzFeed in federal court in Florida and Steele in London.
As part of the discovery process in both lawsuits, Gubarev’s attorneys hope to find out where Steele obtained the information that the tech entrepreneur was involved in hacking.Fusion GPS may also be able to provide similar information, says Evan Fray-Witzer, a lawyer for Gubarev.
Fray-Witzer tells The Daily Caller that the legal team is looking for documents that explain how and why the dossier included allegations against Gubarev and his companies.
“Where did the information come from; was there any attempt at all to verify the information; who did it get passed to; and what were they told,” Fray-Witzer said of the information being sought.
Fray-Witzer says that it will be important to the case to determine if Fusion GPS provided caveats about the veracity of the information when it shared the dossier with news outlets.
Fusion GPS shared parts of the dossier with reporters from numerous news outlets, including The New York Times, Yahoo! News, and Mother Jones.
Steele has revealed in court filings in London, where he is being sued by Gubarev, that he was instructed by Fusion GPS to provide parts of the dossier to reporters and to meet with some in the U.S. He has also stated that he did not verify the claims about Gubarev.
But Steele has denied sharing the information about Gubarev with reporters. It is unclear whether Fusion GPS provided the entire dossier to BuzzFeed or whether the website obtained it from another source.
“If Fusion passed the information on with all sorts of caveats — that the information wasn’t verified, that it shouldn’t be published; or that it was unreliable — that’s the kind of information we definitely want to know,” says Fray-Witzer, who noted that Fusion GPS has acknowledged receipt of the legal team’s subpoena.
Also last week, the federal judge hearing the lawsuit awarded a minor victory to Gubarev’s legal team. Ursula Ungaro, the judge, granted a request filed by Gubarev’s team to request assistance from the U.K. court system to compel Steele to provide a deposition in the U.S. lawsuit.
Steele’s American lawyers attempted to block the motion, claiming that Gubarev’s lawyers are attempting to use his deposition in the U.S. case against him in the U.K. lawsuit.
quote:Nevertheless, there are some alarm bells going off about the indictment, and for good reason. It’s not an unreasonable suspicion that the US Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia, which brought the indictment, could be intentionally blowing the case.
Awan and his wife Hina Alvi were indicted on bank fraud, a charge stemming from the fact they borrowed nearly $300,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union under dubious circumstances and then wired the money to Pakistan. Alvi then fled to that country, carrying on her person some $12,000; that is illegal in and of itself, as federal law says any amount more than $10,000 has to carry with it a federal form containing information on things like the provenance of that cash, its intended use and so forth. She was detained at the airport on her way out but for some reason let out of the country and the feds don’t expect her ever to return. Now that she’s been indicted and so has her husband, it’s more of less obvious she won’t be back.
quote:Well, here’s a peculiar thing about the Justice Department’s indictment of Imran Awan and Hina Alvi, the alleged fraudster couple who doubled as IT wizzes for Debbie Wasserman Schultz and many other congressional Democrats: There’s not a word in it about flight to Pakistan. The indictment undertakes to describe in detail four counts of bank-fraud conspiracy, false statements on credit applications, and unlawful monetary transactions, yet leaves out the most damning evidence of guilt.
quote:It is common Justice Department practice, in pleading a conspiracy indictment, to allege that the scheme began “on or about” its starting date and continued “up to and including the date of the filing of this indictment.” Strictly speaking, a conspiracy ends when the crime that is its objective has been completed. But there is no requirement that a specific end date be set forth in the indictment. Therefore, prosecutors go as long as they can — i.e., right up to the date the grand jury voted to indict — to give themselves the widest berth possible to argue that evidence damaging to the defense is relevant and admissible.
But that is not what happened in the Awan indictment. The Justice Department alleges that the conspiracy took place “from on or about December 12, 2016 through on or about February 27, 2017.” February 27 was six days before Alvi fled and five months before Awan was arrested trying to leave the country.
This makes no sense. Indeed, it does not even make sense in the context of the narrow scheme prosecutors have charged: Although the indictment says the conspiracy ended on February 27, it alleges a relevant $83,000 interbank transfer occurred on February 28 (see indictment, paragraphs 8 and 22). That is, prosecutors assert that a money transfer supposedly in furtherance of the conspiracy happened a day after the conspiracy was already over.
quote:The effect of this, McCarthy surmises, could be that Awan’s defense attorney – a former Clinton campaign flunky named Christopher Bowen – could get all evidence of Alvi’s flight out of the country, and Awan’s attempted flight as well, tossed as inadmissible since it’s not in the indictment and therefore kill the bank fraud case against the Awans. If the jury doesn’t get to know that these people had attempted to follow the money they took from the credit union out of the country, it’s a lot more plausible that they’re working on paying it back and thus there is no bank fraud.
quote:FBI agents suspect somebody in Congress tipped off the Awans that they would be indicted and now the criminal cases once-seemingly isolated to a group of rogue Pakistani IT specialists working for Congress suddenly has gotten much larger. And much more troubling.
Federal agents said preceding his arrest, Imran Awan acted like a man who was recently tipped off that he would be pinched and moreover, it was no coincidence Awan’s wife was whisked out of the country in March after sidestepping the FBI at Dulles International Airport to flee to Pakistan.
“She had cardboard boxes for luggage,” one FBI agent said. “The school didn’t even know she took her kids out.”
Now a faction of FBI veterans believe the couple’s puzzling behavior is explained by even more troubling revelations: Information about the Grand Jury convened to investigate Awan and his wife Hina Alvi for bank fraud and illicit money transfers was likely leaked to the Pakistani couple. Awan and Alvi were both former IT workers hired by Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Additionally, Imran and his wife — along with two brothers — performed IT and computer programming work for at least 18 more Democratic lawmakers in Congress. But it was Wasserman, the former chairwoman of the DNC, who kept the pair employed despite the booming criminal case.
Federal agents said it appears more than likely a leak could have originated from any member of Congress linked to the Awan family. Federal law enforcement sources believe officials in Congress were tipped off by a subsequent leak in the Justice Department or the hierarchy of the FBI itself. The Grand Jury convened in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia on Nov. 13, 2016. Within weeks, Awan and his wife started moving money. Lots of it. To Pakistan and parts unknown, federal agents said. By the time Awan and Alvi were indicted on Aug. 17th, they had liquidated well over $2 million in U.S.-backed assets and property, sources and records show. That amount is likely to grow, as agents continue to work the cases.
And as much as $800,000 of that money was liquidated after Awan’s FBI arrest, exactly two weeks before his indictment.
quote:These new revelations of high-placed leaks flowing from multiple branches of the government follow similarly disturbing news that when Awan’s wife was preparing to flee the United States to Pakistan, the FBI’s efforts to arrest her were blocked by now-fired ex FBI director James Comey and Andrew McCabe, deputy FBI director.
A disturbing pattern has emerged in this growing case where it has become evident that Awan has been helped along the way, including intervention by Wasserman Schultz who vouched for at least one Awan Congressional Federal Credit Union loans, a transaction which is now central to the indictment.
Je bedoelt dingen eindeloos blijven herhalen die allang zijn ontkracht?quote: