FBI captures Pakistani couple on bank extortion charges
WASHINGTON: A Pakistani man working for a noticeable US official has been captured by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on charges of bank advance extortion while attempting to leave the United States.
Imran Awan was captured on Monday night at Dulles International Airport outside the US capital. Awan and his significant other Hina Alvi were charged on Tuesday on allegation of lying about a lodging value advance to steal $165000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union, as indicated by records documented in the District of Columbia. He argued not liable but rather his identification was reallocated and he was equipped with a GPS checking gadget to keep him from leaving the nation.
The FBI was examining the case for quite a long time, as indicated by US media. His significant other, Hina Alvi and two different relatives, Jamal and Abid Awan were let go because of the test in March however Imran was continued by persuasive Republican Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz who had led Democratic National Committee in 2016.
Hina Alvi traveled to Pakistan in March with the couple’s three youngsters. A government court grievance, which noticed the youngsters had been suddenly removed from school in Virginia, said an examination of her gear discovered she was conveying $12400 in real money. She was permitted to leave for Pakistan. Specialists trust Awan was prepared to do likewise with a Monday flight destined for Pakistan, court records appear.
Awan, who has purportedly worked for different individuals from the House since 2004, has likewise been under criminal examination for affirmed hardware and information burglary for a while, nearby daily paper the Tampa Bay Times reports. A number of his relatives, who have additionally worked for House individuals, have likewise been a piece of the examination.
Awan stayed utilized by Wasserman Schultz as an innovation counselor until the point that Tuesday in spite of the fact that he had been restricted from getting to the House arrange for around a half year. “Awan beforehand filled in as a worker in our office, yet his administrations have been ended,” David Damron, a representative for Wasserman Schultz said in an announcement on Tuesday. A few officials, including Reps Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) had effectively cut ties with the couple as the examination warmed up in late February.