For John, BLUF: On the face of this, it doesn't look good. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from CBS Los Angeles, on 27 July 2017.
Family members of a staffer for the former Democratic National Committee chair who was arrested this week while attempting to leave the U.S. for Pakistan once worked for several Southern California congressional offices.As we know, IT Specialist Imran Awan was fired this last Tuesday by Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, after being arrested Monday at Dulles International Airport and then pleading not guilty to a bank fraud charge.
Nr Awan’s attorney, Chris Gowen, called the bank fraud count a “modest real estate matter” and the arrest is motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry.
Further in the story we learn:
Hina Alvi, the wife of Imran Awan, also worked for Schultz and was fired Feb. 2 by Rep. Karen Bass’ office, records show. A second brother, Jamal Awan, was fired by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) on that same day. Records show he was then terminated days later on Feb. 9 by Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside).Does the mean that these firings were motivated by "anti-Muslim bigotry?
And why were they so much earlier than Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz cutting lose Mr Imran Awn?
Maybe we will learn more on 21 August, when, according to Lawyer Gowen, an arraignment is scheduled.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff