Report: Wasserman Schultz Kept Paying Tech Expert Accused of Theft

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., continued to pay a computer expert who was accused of stealing computers and data systems in February, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

She fired Imran Awan on Tuesday after he was arrested on bank-fraud charges, but has not explained why she retained him or what kind of work he did for her.

“After details of the investigation were reviewed with us, my office was provided no evidence to indicate that laws had been broken, which over time, raised troubling concerns about due process, fair treatment, and potential ethnic and religious profiling,” she said in a statement provided to the Herald. “Upon learning of his arrest, he was terminated.”

Awan, 37, and four other IT staffers were accused of theft in February. They were employed by more than two dozen Democrats in Congress, but Wasserman Schultz was the only lawmaker who kept him on.

“He was terminated



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