During Sept 2016, The Awan clan continued to use then-Cong Xavier Becerras House Democratic Caucus computers in anomalous ways:
<><> logging on as system administrators
<><> changing identities
<><> logging onto Cong Becerras server using 17 different user account credentials
<><> some credentials belonged to Democrat House members
<><> the Awans did not work for 9 of the 17 offices to which user accounts belonged.
<><> investigations found possible storage of sensitive House information outside the House
<><> Dropbox is installed on two Democratic Caucus computers used by the suspects
<><> user accounts had thousands of files in their Dropbox folder on each computer
<><> Using Dropbox is against House rules because it uploads files offsite.
<><> Wash/Po reported Based on the file names, some of the information is likely sensitive.
<><> post-awan clean up discovered many computer set-ups were little more than thin clients
<><> computer set-ups were portals to an outside computer.
<><> Awans were using terminal servers from a computer in a different location.
<><>Virtual Private Networks can make a servers hard drive appear to be local to a computer.
<><> remote sessions remained active for months at a time.
<><> data was always out of the members possession
<><> the Awans were using Becerras House Democratic Caucus as their central service warehouse.
<><> the Awans collectively logged onto Becerras Caucus system 5,735 times, avg 27 per day
<><> other offices were accessed less than 60 times.
<><> the pattern of login activity suggests steps were taken to conceal their activity
<><>aggregating multiple members data means all that data was absconded with
<><> L/E said Becerras entire Democratic Caucus server physically disappeared while being monitored by L/E.
<><> no scenario exists where the Awan clans access was appropriate
<><> House members are not allowed to accept services from people not on their payroll
<><> House employees are not permitted to log in to servers of members for whom they do not work.
<><> House policies are codified by law.
Bank fraud was the stated charge on which Debbie Wassermann Schultz's IT aide, Imran Awan, was arrested at Dulles Airport, as he was fleeing the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar.......the same route taken by his wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled, with $12,400 in cash (NOTE: it is against the law to take more than $10,000 out of the US without declaring it.).
By the time of Imran's arrest, the proceeds of his fraudulent $165,000 "loan" from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been wired to Pakistan.... part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire from Capitol Hill.
The conniving Imran pulled it off by pretending to be his wife in a phone call to Capitol Hill's true believers---the Congressional Federal Credit Union. Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (funeral arrangements) wouldnt fly, Mrs. Awan promptly regrouped: Now she was buying property.
Asking no more questions, the compliant Congressional Federal Credit Union wired the money......to Pakistan. One assumes the trusting Congressional Federal Credit Union had every expectation of getting repaid (cue laugh machine here).
Wow, Liz. This post is epic! And so are your subsequent posts on this thread.
How do you do it? You are a jewel to FR!
great post of what the Awans actually did