Imran Awan to get six months in jail for operating a spy ring in Congress for 14 years
On July 3rd, Iman Awan (pictured above) will accept a plea deal of six months "on a military base" for a fraudulent loan application, according to his attorney.
The bank suffered no loss because his client paid off the loan, said Chris Gowan, Awan's attorney.
Gowan has also represented President Bill and Hillary Clinton. Gowan was also in charge of the publicity for the Hillary Clinton Campaign for President.
On Feb. 28th, Gowan said his client "didn't have a pot to piss in."
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There will be no charges against Awan for operating a spy ring in Congress for 14 years. No charges will be filed against Awan's wife, Hina Alvi. either.
It is alleged that both husband and wife had access codes with passwords to computer systems in Congress and to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
The House Inspector General said that the Awan team hacked into these systems 5735 times. The report is dated Sept. 20th, 2016.
It is alleged that the Awans never had proper clearances to access any of it.
President Donald J. Trump said, "Our Justice Department must not let Awan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook".
Mike Ptasienski was appointed House Inspector General on Feb. 15th.
The Defense Intelligence Agency ( DIA) manages intelligence operations for the Pentagon, and the Intelligence Community which includes the CIA, NSA, and FBI.
“There are few crimes in this country more serious than espionage,” said U.S. Attorney Zachary Terwilliger.
Maximum penalty for espionage is life in jail.
On Friday, Kevin Patrick Mallory, a former Central Intelligence Agency case officer, was convicted on espionage charges. He transmitted eight classified documents to a Chinese spy. Mallory will be sentenced at a later date.
A report dated April 2016 from the Committee of House (of Representatives) Administration was sent to its office of Internal Affairs. It detailed theft of computer equipment.
A total of 24 items worth $2,058,504 "were not located in the inventory", according to an 80-page independent audit dated April 7th, 2017, by Catherine Nocera, CPA. The theft is reported on page 24 of this link:
A police report of the theft was made to the District of Columbia Police Department. it was never followed up by the police of Internal Affairs (Office of Inspector General).
Instead, a press release was made on Feb. 3rd, 2017. It is void of details and is linked here:
From 2004 through July 2017, the Awans worked for several Congressman including Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D-FL).
Before working for the Clintons, Chris Gowan worked as a Public Defender in Wasserman's district.
Steven Wasserman is a federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia where the Awan case is being tried. Steven's sister is Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There are over 300 attorneys who work in Steven's unit.
Michael Marando has been assigned the Awan case.
Jessie Liu runs the Prosecutor's Office of the Federal Court in the District of Columbia.
She has to sign off on any and all prosecutions in her jurisdiction. This includes documents she has already signed relating to the Awan criminal case.
She worked in the same department as John Carlin in Morrison & Foerster LLP, a private law firm.
Carlin worked side-by-side with Andrew McCabe. Carlin wrote the FISA warrants being requested by McCabe at the FBI. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is FISA.
For more on Carlin, link here:
The fiasco involving Andrew McCabe is within Liu's jurisdiction. She will decide whether or not McCabe should be prosecuted.
According to McCabe's attorney, Michael Bromwich, his client's "prosecution is going nowhere."
Video from an ABC television station in New Zealand.
The criminal matter of the Awana is in Federal District Court of the District of Columbia. The Judge is Tanya Chutkan.
Judge Tanya Chutkan