Much of what you thought you knew about the events leading up to the arrest of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former, and now indicted, IT staffer Imran Awan just got upended by a new revelation from the Daily Caller which reported that his wife, Hina Alvi, filed a lawsuit against her husband in Pakistan accusing him of fraud. If true, of course, this would raise questions of whether Alvi might seek, or already has, an immunity deal with the FBI in return for additional evidence and/or testimony related to her husband’s misdeeds.
As you may recall, Alvi reportedly fled the U. S. to Pakistan back in March and was temporarily detained by U. S. Customs officials when they discovered $12,000 in unreported cash in her luggage. While moving that amount of cash is technically a felony, Alvi to was ultimately allowed to leave the country, presumably to never return.
That said, Alvi stirred rumors that she may have ‘flipped’ last month when she struck a deal with the FBI to return to the U. S. to appear at an arraignment…rumors that have seemingly now been confirmed by the Daily Caller.
The indicted husband-and-wife team of former IT aides to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz sat directly across from each other at the defendants’ table in federal court Friday in Washington, D. C., but refused to look at each other.
Even as they are co-defendants in a U. S. case, Imran Awan’s own wife, Hina Alvi, has become the latest person to accuse him of fraud, filing papers against him in Pakistani court on Sept. 13, records obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show. Alvi said Awan ‘threatened the complainant of dire consequences, he also threatened to harm the lives of family of the complainant if she intervenes.’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 10, 2017.