EXCLUSIVE: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Paid Off Two Bank Loans On Day Imran Awan Gave Her Laptop To Police In Bank Fraud Case
WASHINGTON — Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her husband terminated two Bank of the West loans on the day that her IT employee Imran Awan left Wasserman-Schultz’s laptop in a Capitol Hill office building for law enforcement authorities to find.
Imran Awan was charged with bank fraud for receiving a house loan from the Congressional Credit Union on a house that he did not own.
Big League Politics has exclusively obtained financial records and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings documenting the transactions of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her husband.
Wasserman-Schultz owed money to Bank of the West on a five-year loan arrangement set to expire on April 20, 2020. But Wasserman Schultz and her husband cancelled the loans — presumably by paying cash — on April 6, 2017, the same day that Imran Awan’s backpack was found in the Rayburn building shortly after midnight.
The Daily Caller reported: “U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege.” The laptop had the username “RepDWS,” even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never even seen it.”
The Daily Mail reported: “On July 24,  he [Awan] was arrested on suspicion of banking fraud for allegedly taking out a $165,000 loan with his wife on a house that they did not live in and sending the money back to Pakistan…In March, Awan’s wife was fired from her job working for Rep. Gregory Meeks. She fled the country shortly afterwards with the couple’s two daughters, a haul of luggage and $12,000 in cash but was never arrested.”
Below, we present official record of two Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, showing that Wasserman-Schultz terminated her 2015 loan on April 6, 2017. We have redacted all addresses and telephone numbers from this report.
Records show that Wasserman-Schultz and her husband purchased a $308,000 house in October 2015. In a different transaction, Bank of the West were lien holders and Wasserman-Schultz and her husband owned the title on a property purchased from Norton Motorcycles. The color of the motorcycle listed is “UNKNOWN.” The title for this motorcycle was transferred to a Timothy William Lowell on June 27, 2017.
A former FBI surveillance agent who worked under Robert Mueller tells Big League Politics:
“Here is one of the reasons Debbie Wasserman Schultz freaked out when her laptop was purposely left in public by the IT Specialist Imran Awan on 04/06/2017:
Debbie and her husband had a strange loan arrangement with “Bank of the West.”
Debbie and her husband got some kind of sweet heart deal loan on 04/20/2015 but they abruptly closed the loan on 04/06/2017…
Imran Awan after knowing he was under suspicion, conveniently left a backpack with copies of his ID, a note stating “client attorney privilege” and a laptop with userID “repDWS” in a place only the cleaning crew would find after hours. The laptop was found at approximately 12:20 am on 04/06/2017. Later that day Debbie and her husband “terminate” the UCC filing with Bank of the West.
Obviously Awan knows Debbie’s secrets and wanted to leverage them. It’s convenient that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is listed by ABC News as one of the five poorest congressman but she’s got enough money to pay a loan off instantly.”
Former FBI agent’s statement is concluded.
Bank of the West is new to Florida. The San Francisco-based bank, which is owned by the French firm BNP Paribas, only filed as a corporation in Florida on July 8, 2013. Their Florida branch is based in Tallahassee, where Andrew Gillum has served as mayor since 2014.
Gregory Meeks, the Democratic congressman from New York, employed Imran Awan’s wife before she fled the country.
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