The plot seemingly has thickened for the family of Imran Awan, after evidence has surfaced that his family, House IT Aides, ran money laundering operation disguised as a used car dealership.
As if this isn't a complete shock to the world, Imran Awan, the now indicted Aide of former DNC Chair and current Florida Representative of the Democratic Party <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/8020-Wasserman-Schultz-Covered-Up-Illegal-Server-Imran-Awan-Was-Using-After-Police-Banned-Him-from-House"> Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, </a> is once again being linked to even more suspicious enterprises, with the used car dealership going by the not-so-inconspicuous name of “CIA”, or Cars International A.
What really sets off alarm bells, besides the <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/5651-Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz-May-Have-Given-Muslim-Brotherhood-Top-Secret-Information"> Muslim brotherhood connected family </a> who is also related to a now<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/7736-Imran-Awan-may-have-Knocked-Over-the-Dominoes-to-Topple-Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz"> indicted criminal </a>running the operation, and of course the name of the company, is the fact that the Facebook page used to advertise the front business CIA used pseudonyms for their employees.
One of the car salesmen for the company went by the name “James Falls O'Brien”, and another named ‘Jade Julia” used an avatar for her profile image that came from a series of files in a collection known as “Beautiful Girls Wallpaper” (I'm serious, this is the levels of amateurish behavior used).
A managing partner of the car dealership was none other than Abid Awan, who was also employed as a House Democratic IT consultant, where he made a salary of a whopping $160,000 annually.
If that isn't signaling the fire alarm then I'm not sure what will do it for you, but there's, even more, gasoline to fan the flames of this epic fire, being that the “car dealership” named “CIA” didn't actually sell cars.
Instead, if a customer showed up to make a purchase on a vehicle, instead Abid Awan would go directly across the street to a legitimate car dealership known as “AAA Motors” and make the purchase, only to sell it to the potential customer.
“If AAA borrows a car to Cars International and they have a customer, it simply taken the car across the street and sell it, and then, later on, give the profit back or not,” Nasir Khattak, who ran the legitimate AAA Motors dealership,<a href="http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3889134-Car-Dealership-and-Al-Attar.html"> testified in a lawsuit.</a>
“There was no documentation which is write every transaction that takes place. If you go and try to dissect, you will not be able to make any sense out of them because there were many, dozens and dozens, of cars transferred between the two dealerships and between other people.”
When questioned as to why he would risk his own legitimate business to assist the Awans with their money laundering front, Khattak said, “All of those transactions was to support Cars International A from AAA Motors. That’s why I did not make any money from my dealership because my resources were supporting Cars International A.”
Khattak also said that only Imran Awan knew where the money was going. “It was Imran, [Abid] Awan’s brother, who was running the business in full control,” he said.
Apparently, this fictitious company that would sometimes make legitimate transactions, was indeed a way to launder cash.
Whether that's the bribery cash the Awan family made from members of Congress, through blackmail or not, is another story entirely.
Keep in mind that for some time the brother of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Steve Wasserman, was<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/5697-Steven-Wasserman-Brother-of-Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz-Overseeing-Awan-Imran-Case"> overseeing the case of Imran Awan </a>as an Assistant Attorney for the District of Columbia; potentially to protect Democrats from being exposed by Awan or even to monitor the federal investigation on behalf of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz herself.
Federal authorities have since indicting Imran Awan stated that he and his family made unauthorized access to the House Democratic Caucus server on thousands of occasions.
Court testimony has also shown that the family ran a car dealership that took money from a Hezbollah-linked terror cell and had a widespread operation in place to further hide their incomes and where their money was coming from.
The DEA has also stated explicitly that the Iranian-backed terror group has frequently funneled money into and out of various car dealerships inside of America.
This brings about new questions in regard to Obama's desperate attempts to create the controversial Iranian nuclear deal and leaves many to wonder just what kickbacks the Obama administration and Democrats, in general, were making off of such legislation and Executive Orders which were pro-Iranian.
Much of this was described by Politico, in a descriptive exposé titled “The secret back story of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook.”
<blockquote>”In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.</blockquote>
<blockquote>”The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations, and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”DEA agents followed cocaine shipments, tracked a river of dirty cash, and traced what they believed to be the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.”</blockquote>
It seems more increasingly possible now that ever before that not only was Imran Awan and his family a group ties to Muslim Brotherhood members but could have been potentially a syndicate of crime tied directly to the Iranian Hezbollah group operating inside of America subverting democracy, and that this car dealership is exclusively tied to their terrorist funding.
Over $7 million in Congressional funding disappeared during this time, including any trace of income from the car dealerships, as well as the stolen files and equipment from Congress, all of which the Awans appeared to have magically caused to vanish.
“Based on the modest way Awan was living, it is my opinion that he was sending most of his money to a group or criminal organization that could very well be connected with the Pakistani government,” said Wayne Black, a private investigator who once served as law enforcement group supervisor in Janet Reno’s Miami public corruption unit. “My instincts tell me Awan was probably operating a foreign intelligence gathering operation on US soil.”
Apparently, during the time of the Iranian nuclear deal, even Federal Prosecutors refused to publish Hezbollah operatives inside of America because they were told from their superiors that doing so could compromise then-President Obama's deal with Iran.
As of now, neither Debbie Wasserman-Schultz nor any other Awans have been charged with any crimes despite the gross miscarriage of information and potential criminal ties that either could have been involved in.
In fact, the Democratic Party tried to silence any mention of the Pakistani-born Awan family's involvement with the data breach inside the House of Representatives, fearing it would have harmed Hillary Clinton's campaign.
It was right before the 2016 election that House Democrats realized extremely valuable equity was missing from the IT areas where I the Awan brothers were employed.
It's often been described that the House Democratic Caucus Server itself was used for “nefarious purposes” as well.
“They were also moving files online, a classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” the House investigative report found, and said that “steps are being taken to conceal their activity.”
One of the brothers, Abid Awan, is also married to a Ukrainian named Nataliia Sova, who herself was employed on the House payroll as an IT aide in the years 2010 and 2011 for several members of Congress.
Those included Representatives Emmanuel Cleaver, Ted Deutch, and Gabby Giffords.
Much like the allegations against Iranian terror cells, Abid Awan had a car dealership as well, known as Abid incorporated Cars International back in 2008, and Cars International A in 2009, where he took loans from a Congressional credit union all while keeping the dealership a secret from House financial disclosures.
It still remains unclear how he could have been working at both the dealership and a high-paid congressional job.
Also in 2010, the CIA dealership took a $100,000 loan from Dr. Ali Al-Attar, who is of Iranian heritage and was a Minister in the Iraqi government, according to court records.
Al-Attar is also a wanted fugitive, as referred to by the U.S. government. Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, wrote that Attar “was observed in Beirut, Lebanon conversing with a Hezbollah official” in 2012–shortly after the loan was made.
The money from Ali Al-Attar was shifted through various accounts intended for Fairfax County real estate.
Both Imran Awan and Khattak, who also each put up $200,000 in cash as an investor in CIA, had realtors licenses respectively.
It’s not clear where the dealership’s money was going, but the company was sued by at least five different people, all of which claimed they were ripped off for their cash.
CIA also never paid a didn’t security deposit, rent, or taxes for its building that operated under, it also didn’t pay any of the wholesalers who provided the cars, and it sold broken cars to people and then refused to honor the warranties, the lawsuits say.
“The consignment agreements state it clearly that either Mr. Awan sells the cars for the agreed price no less $62,200 or return my cars back. I need my cars back,” Issmail Alchaleh, one wholesaler, wrote in court documents. Some consignment agreements used by the dealership list the same VIN number for multiple cars allegedly bought and some as well.
Lager in 2010 Abid declared bankruptcy to discharge debts that had been racked up by the car dealership over the years.
He kept ownership of two houses in the bankruptcy by saying he was separated or divorcing from Sova, but even this year, they were still together, and Sova used Abid’s residence when incorporating her own car companies.
One person who was listed on bankruptcy documents filed with the government said listed as being owed money by the dealership.
That man, Rao Abbas, later appeared on the House payroll as an IT aide, even though his most recent job experience was working at McDonald's prior to being employed as a House of Representatives IT Aide.
Democrats have refused to explain why they hired him with any experience.
Sova incorporated her own mysterious company called Alain LLC in 2009, followed by Discover EZ Car Buying Company in 2014, and again Regional Car Center Inc. in 2015.
Several Virginia incorporation documents list Abid’s home address as the businesses’ location, and a Google search was unable to find any evidence of the dealerships ever existing, to begin with.
Many other shady businesses, such as New Dawn 2001 and Acg LLC, were also established in 2011 out of Imran’s house.
An at least known relative of the Awan family said that Abid himself sent massive amounts of iPads and iPhones to Pakistan and that Imran frequently talked about Russia.
They also sent money to one Pakistani police officer who remains unnamed.
The brothers’ stepmother, Samina Gilani, said inside the court documents that when the family spends time in Pakistan, the brothers are escorted by a motorcade of Pakistani government agents.
Rep. Yvette Clarke, a New York Democrat who employed Abid, filed her own paperwork saying that $120,000 in technology equipment went missing while Abid managed it for the office.
All three brothers, Imran, Abid, and Jamal and even including Imran’s wife, Hina Alvi, had massive salaries of $160,000 on Capitol Hill, but they displayed very few signs of wealth in the US, further raising questions about where all the money was going.
Abid is in a lawsuit against his stepmother after Abid replaced her with himself on his father’s life insurance policy, and his attorney, Jim Bacon, told a judge he needed money. Imran’s lawyer said his children were living in squalor. They reported few holdings on their House ethics disclosures.
They bought houses will little money down, then rented them out, insisting that rent is paid in cash, tenants told TheDCNF. Sources said the FBI generated Suspicious Activity Reports hundreds of pages long based on large cash deposits and international wires.
Members of Congress have refused to acknowledge what is well-known among the House bureaucracy, that investigators found conclusive evidence that the Awans wantonly violated House IT regulations. “There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day,” a fellow House IT aide said. But fellow IT aides with knowledge pertinent to the case said the FBI hasn’t even interviewed them.
Politico’s own money-laundering story echoed these claims, saying That “Right now, we have 50 FBI agents not doing anything because they know their Iran cases aren’t going anywhere,” including investigations into allegedly complicit used-car dealers, a prosecutor said.
What's certain is that there was knowledge from federal law enforcement agencies that such ties to Iran occurred, and that money was being laundered, but they all were apparently ordered to avoid interfering because the Obama-Iran deal had to happen.
Democratic crime, and international terrorism, is most certainly intertwined, in what appears to be a family business.
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