The House IT aide who worked for U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others is under yet another investigation, this time for abusing women while he was still employed by the House Democrats.
Virginia police reports accuse Imran Awan of abusing two women who were not his wife as well as his stepmother, and in some cases evoked his powers as a congressional employee.
Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she “just wanted to leave,” while the second said she felt like a “slave,” according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept “in captivity.”
The third woman is Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped.
The incidents occurred in the 16 months previous to Awam being dismissed from the House Committee where he worked for DeGette and others. He is under indictment for financial crimes he allegedly committed against the congressional credit union, and under investigation for possible congressional cybersecurity breaches.
The Daily Caller reached out to Awan’s female employers, including DeGette and Wasserman Schultz, but they declined to comment on the reports of abusing women.