Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is not letting the Imran Awan Democrat IT scandal go.
Judicial Watch filed multiple FOIA lawsuits seeking documents related to the Imran Awan Democrat IT scandal and a federal court ordered a hearing for this Friday, December 13 on the Awan brothers!
Imran and his two Pakistani brothers were paid millions of dollars for managing the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials. They were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking.
Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.
In July of 2018, the DOJ agreed NOT to prosecute Imran Awan, but Judicial Watch kept pressing forward with its lawsuits in its pursuit of bringing this criminal cabal to justice.
The Justice Department however is claiming it cannot produce the requested documents due to “technical difficulties.”
JW’s lawsuit also revealed there is a “related sealed criminal matter.”
Judicial Watch’s first request, filed on May 26, 2017, sought:
- All records related to any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan, and Hina R. Alvi. As part of this request, searches should of records [sic] should include, but not be limited to, the FBI automated indices, its older manual indices, and its Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Data Management System (EDMS), as well as cross-referenced files.
- All records of communication sent to or from FBI employees, officials or contractors involving the subjects in bullet item 1.
The timeframe for the requested records is May 2015 to the present.
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