A former aide to several House Democrats currently under criminal investigation for breaching security has left the United States for Pakistan, The Daily Caller reports.
Hina Alvi and her husband, Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal, worked as IT support staffers for multiple Democratic members of Congress.
Most recently Alvi worked for Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York and Awan for Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, though they were fired at the beginning of May after they were accused of stealing computer equipment and data theft, according to Politico.
Unnamed sources told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that the family have abruptly left for Pakistan, where Alvi’s family hold “significant assets and VIP-level protection.”
The couple recently pulled their children out of school and listed their homes in Lorton and Springfield, Virginia for sale.
“I came to know from one of their relatives that Hina Alvi and her daughters are moved to Pakistan, Hina Alvi saying ‘we have moved here in Pakistan permanently,'” Samina Gilani, the Anwans’ stepmother, told The Daily Caller.
When moving out of their Lorton home, Imran Awan told his neighbor that they were moving into the home of his father, who died in January.
“They lived there nine years,” the neighbor told The Daily Caller. “I saw a moving truck a month ago, and he said he was moving to his dad’s house.”
According to Gilani, Imran moved into his father’s house with Abid’s family, but a third family already rents a portion of the 2,400 square foot house.
One tenant who rents property from Hina Alvi said she’s been unreachable lately.
“All contact with her turned off,” the tenant told the Daily Caller. “The switch off [to dealing with Imran instead] was odd.”
Source: newsmax – Report: Dem Aide Suspected of Major Security Breach Leaves for Pakistan