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Wasserman Schultz’s Pakistani IT consultant arrested

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology guy, the Pakistani-born Imran Awan — who was under investigation by the FBI for theft and cybersecurity-tied abuses — was arrested at Dulles International Airport as he tried to flee the country. Democrats are rushing to defend him, saying he’s the target of massive federal Islamophobia. Awan has been under FBI investigation for some time for allegedly double-billing House members for items like computers, iPads and other technological equipment. His wife and children just left America for Pakistan, reportedly carrying more than $12,000 in cash. Awan’s two brothers and their wives also served as IT staffers for House Democrats — for the last 10 years or so. They had collectively earned more than $4 million in tax paid salaries. Until just recently, Wasserman Schultz refused to fire Awan, however, and even went so far in her defense of him that she recently refused Capitol Police’s request to search a laptop belonging to him.