There were no background checks conducted on the Pakistan-born IT aides who allegedly stole sensitive data from the House Democrats who employed them and made off with $6 million in a “ghost employee scheme,” according to congressional documents.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported all 44 of the Congress members who employed Imran Awan and his family members waived background checks, even though the family could collectively read all the emails and files of one in five House Democrats.
An inspector general’s report had recommended background checks for such positions, the Daily Caller noted. But the House security policy includes a loophole allowing a member to state on required security forms that another member vouched for the person.
As WND reported, IT staffer Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and their wives Natalia Sova and Hina Alvi, were highly paid IT administrators working for the House Democrats until Capitol Police began probing them in early