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The Ministry of justice warned on Monday that the ex-Capitol Hill aide Imran Awan is a “danger of escape” and flee to Pakistan when a judge lift approved his request, ” all the conditions of his release.”
US Minister of justice, Jessie Liu filed a motion before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asked the court to deny the request of Awan, fraud, and other charges.
Awan, a former IT assistant for the democratic Republic of the Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is enrolled in the High intensity supervision program (HISP) with the conditions that he abide by an electronically monitored curfew from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. and limiting travel beyond 150 miles from his residence, according to court documents. Awan and his lawyer want to lift these terms and conditions, including electronic monitoring bracelet.
Prosecutors warned, this might Awan opening a.
“While the government has Awan’ s Pakistani passport, nothing prevents him from obtaining a new Pakistani passport at the Embassy in DC, the Pass would allow Awan to Board a flight leaving the country and at any time,” the motion read. “The government argued that Awan is a flight risk and that his participation in the HISP is by far the least restrictive condition can be imposed on him to ensure his return to court.”
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The motion noted that Awan’s “strong ties” – property in Pakistan, and the fact that Awan has transferred money, Pakistan, suggests that he “clearly keep a life in this country.”
Awan’s lawyer suggested to the Ministry of justice statement as purely “political.”
“It is a total impossibility for Mr Awan, another Pass, his whole life is here, he has no plans to leave,” Awan lawyer Christopher Gowen, told Fox News in an E-Mail Monday. “His wife, the children are here, his wife is also due, in this case, and in fact cost more, and the government has no Problem with her not using GPS.”
Gowen added: “The government, the opposition to our motion is solely for political purposes.”
Awan pleaded not guilty in September to multiple Federal charges, including bank fraud and conspiracy. A grand jury had returned an indictment in August charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four charges.
The charges for Awan and his wife proposed that the couple allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to obtain, home equity lines of credit from Congressional Federal Credit Union, using false information about two properties and then send the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.
Awan and other IT assistant for the house Democrats had systems on the investigator ” radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, the alleged theft of the device and access to sensitive computer. Most of the legislators triggered Awan in February, but Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., held it up to his arrest in July.
Awan, was arrested at Dulles international airport in Virginia as he attempted to Board a flight to Pakistan. At the time, said Gowen Fox News that the Federal authorities have no evidence of misconduct on the part of Awan in respect of its obligations.
Liu ‘ s latest motion said: “to lift the government opposes [Awan’s]” the request, the conditions of his release, citing Alvi’s trip to Pakistan.
“Alvi left abruptly with her two children to Pakistan …Alvi only in the United States, after the government arrested her husband, thereby preventing him from participating in his wife and children in Pakistan,” the motion read, also attempt to leave, he was arrested in the USA for Pakistan, before show to Awan.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.