The former IT staffer who worked for U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been indicted by a grand jury for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. announced Thursday that Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi face four charges including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on a loan or credit application, and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions.
Imran Awan worked for DeGette beginning in 2009 until his activities as a Hill staffer came under scrutiny by the Capitol Hill Police and his access to congressional computers was cut-off earlier this year.
Awan was arrested this summer at an airport as he attempted to flee to his home country of Pakistan. Federal officials also tracked his wife to an airport earlier this year but allowed her to return to her native country.
The fraud is in relation to home equity loans obtained by the couple of up to $165,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union, the bank used by members of Congress and staffers.The money was then wired to individuals in Pakistan.
The investigation into potential security breaches of congressional computers continues.
DeGette has had little to say about her employee of eight years, except that she no longer employed him once his computer access was cut off by Capitol Hill police.