Watchdog Names Wasserman Schultz One of Its Top Five Ethics Violators of 2017

Washington Free Beacon | 12/18/2017 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

A nonpartisan ethics watchdog has named Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) as one of its top five ethics violators of the year.

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The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) named Schultz as its second-worst violator of 2017 for her continued employment of Imran Awan, a House IT aide, after he was accused of stealing computers and data systems in February.

Schultz finally fired Awan on July 25 when he was arrested at Dulles International Airport on bank fraud charges while trying to flee to Pakistan. Awan was indicted in August.

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FACT called for an ethics investigation into Schultz in July.

Wasserman Schultz refused to remove Awan from House payroll and compensated Awan with taxpayer funds for several months—even though he was barred from the House computer system which would prevent him from performing any reasonable IT work. In fact, Wasserman Schultz only fired Awan after he was arrested on bank fraud charges attempting to flee the country the morning of July 25, 2017.

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Wasserman Schultz is in clear violation of...
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