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FBI: Awans Finalizing Immunity Deals with DOJ in Exchange For Testimony on Members of Congress

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The legal teams for Imran Awan and Hina Alvi are close to finalizing immunity deals with the Justice Department that could spare them jail time in exchange for testimony against sitting members of Congress, federal law enforcement sources said.

FBI sources familiar with the case said late Friday that Imran Awan’s legal counsel was “deep in the process” of structuring an immunity deal for himself and his wife with Justice Department lawyers. The deal would allow the couple to freely testify against any or all Democratic lawmakers they worked for as IT specialists, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

True Pundit reported on Thursday that the couple was working on a plea deal to avoid prison time. But on Friday federal sources said those talks had progressed into a likely immunity deal for the duo.

The focus of the federal probe has shifted from the bank fraud allegations against the Pakistani couple to classified intelligence breaches in Congress, FBI sources confirm.

Before Friday, Awan had agreed to cooperate with DOJ and FBI to help “fill in gaps” in the bank fraud case against the Pakistani couple, who were indicted Aug. 17. But as talks with the FBI and Justice Department progressed this week, Awan also agreed to have his wife return from Pakistan to be arrested and face charges, sources said, and his legal team continues to cooperate with the FBI in “connected matters.”

The deal would avoid a lengthy extradition battle between the United States and Pakistan.

His wife, Alvi, fled to Pakistan in March despite the FBI intercepting her at Dulles International Airport. Awan tried to do the same in July but was arrested. Alvi is expected to return to the United States in late Sept., according to recently filed court records memorializing part of the new deal.

The couple now seeks a guarantee of no prison time. This could include an extended probation period for Awan without jail time, sources said.

Previously, lawyers in the case wanted the DOJ to drop conspiracy and making false statement charges against the couple to help reduce the federal sentencing guidelines, sources said. By reducing the four-count indictment to one count of bank fraud, the judge in the Awan case would have leeway within sentencing guidelines to keep one or both of the defendants out of federal prison, sources said.

On Thursday, federal sources said while the DOJ could not explicitly request reduced or no jail time for either Awan or Alvi, the Justice Department could structure its sentencing report to the judge in a specific way that makes it very clear the government is not interested in incarcerating the couple. Likewise, unless the US Attorney specifically asks for jail time at the sentencing hearing, the judge understands the defendant has cooperated, sources said.

Those stipulations would be eliminated as part of any comprehensive immunity deal that transcends “Queen for a Day” federal immunity.

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  • ealopez

    Who is the reporter on this story?

  • SayNOtoBO

    I hope this is true.

  • A_V

    Anyone who trusts Chris Gowen cutting a deal that going to hurt a dyed in the wool Clinton democrat, is a damn fool….

  • Tanja Ven

    Sing birds…. SING..you both can do it !

  • Amy Jo Ruden-Farrey

    Change of venue? Steve Wasserman is a conflict of interest.

  • Yvonne Phillips

    this is going to open up all the shit congress did and I don’t care if
    the little guys, Awan, go free if it means their masters go to jail.
    WHOOOT!!! After all they wanted to get rid of them as fast as possible to cover up their dirty deals.

  • slimpickins

    I doubt that ol’ Steve would have the ability to do a proffer session involving congress..KInd of like a private going to a general’s meeting..

  • SRVES339

    The corruption continues unabated…

  • jj333

    Hope the Trump administration holds these songbirds in protective custody somewhere until they can sing! I’d hate to see them suicide with a couple of shots to the back of the head before rolling on the corrupt DemocRATS! (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

  • TheBigOldDog

    Bull! No way Clinton’s lawyer is allowing these 2 to roll over on ANY real Dems, especially DWS. This is all a massive cover up that we the people must prevent by doing all we can t get the truth out with no help from the like of Drudge and little from Fox. We must each demand justice.

  • fb274

    Therefore the Awans, Petraeus and Hillary along with the rest can continue with all of their ratlines——shipping depleted uranium by Diplomatic cover into Ports of Charleston, Norfork and others up and down the East Coast, bringing in vehicles of ’92 vintage or older with no GPS loaded with depleted uranium and cocaine for their auto theft ring to use so they can steal high end luxury vehicles and ship those to the dictators and royalty world wide.

    They can continue with their ratlines of human trafficking and organ harvesting keeping the Mayo clinics supplied, laundering money, selling broadband, shipping D.U. weapons made in the U.S. to ISIS and other groups. Gen. Grange, where do you stash your funds and how about Mrs. G. overseeing the Port of Charleston where the D,U. is off-loaded.

    Does this cut into McCain, Graham, Biden and Petraeus’ business from their Bulgaria Arsenal which ships under Diplomatic cover via Silk Way Airlines the White Phosphorus, Sarin Gas and Depleted Uranium weapons to ISIS and other Jihadist world wide too. Trump may have put a damper on some of the shipments with his order to no longer supply the rebels. Don’t think it was the rebels instead, ISIS.

    Letting the Awans off is Malfeasance Not only of the U.S. Attorneys but McCabe, Comey and Mueller who are well aware of what is going on as do U.S. Attorneys Steve Wasserman and Manado (married to Joanna Wasserman. Phillip Channing has not been confirmed by the Senate and is tight with the other two US Attys and took over from Wasserman who wants to protect little Sister, Debbie in the House of REPs.

    So, with a slap on the wrist the Corruption continues without being disturbed.

  • James Collins

    God, let Schumer and Maxine “Reclaiming my Time” Waters be implicated in this

  • bilbo

    How sweet it is, for that little infestation of a vermin to be The One that brings down the whole corrupt Deep State.

  • SilverDragons

    Of course they will give them immunity. No one in the government is ever accountable for their crimes. If they name anyone, then that person will get immunity as well. I actually thought Sessions would do a good job as head of the DOJ, but instead it seems the FBI and DOJ are still as corrupt as ever. I can’t even express how disappointed I am. Ever get the idea everyone in DC are just partners in crime?

  • I agree – the Clinton lawyer (Chris Gowen) has an EXTREMELY close history with Beelzebubba and Hillary. He got in there fast for one reason and one reason only – to protect the Clintons. He will throw the Awans under the bus somehow – GUARANTEED.

    Whether he gets Awan to perjure himself, or they work it out so DWS takes the fall – no matter what – they will make sure the Clintons NEVER go down. You can BET that Cankles knows every last detail of what is going on.

    Awan better have some amazing FBI protection, or he’s gonna commit Arkancide.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/imran-awans-lawyer-is-long-time-clinton-associate/

  • I halfway think they wanted the wife back in the country so both of them can commit suicide together.

  • Saxo Grammaticus

    Can’t afford the mods any more, huh?

    Tried the free clinics?

  • MB McMahon

    This is outrageous! They go back to Pak with all our information? They’ll just continue with others who are still here! Don’t make a deal until all their treachery is exposed.

  • omarzugget

    Hillary will never be implicated by the Awans, but Debbie W.S. will. However, with her brother running interference, as well as the complicit FBI and Capitol police, she’ll get minimal if any punishment. Case dismissed for lack of evidence or some such nonsense. If anything, someone like Meeks will be convicted on something minor, but plea it down to virtually nothing. Case closed, nothing more to see here, end of story.

    The filthy swamp creatures will successfully have protected themselves.

  • Carolab

    Rubbish. Hearsay. Undisclosed sources. Typical right-wing fluffery.

  • Carolab

    You meant “meds” I assume. Yeah, there aren’t enough even at the free clinics to help the followers of George Webb.

  • Carolab

    Anonymous sources.

  • Glen Snyder

    You’re probably right. They’ll probably claim the couple had recently viewed websites on how to shoot yourself in the back of the head twice.

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  • NathanUK2US

    George webb and Jason goodman crowd source the truth , was literally on the Hill today dropping off evidence.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/georgwebb/videos

  • Carolingian

    If True Debbie should be executed after her conviction of treason.

  • Carolingian

    there is always the option of doing self harm … just sayin you sheitbag

  • Carolingian

    ole Stevie Wasserman should just submit his bar card now nothing he does in this case will prevent the demand for his card.

  • Carolingian

    When I paid for a rim job I demanded a swirl. Get busy.

  • Carolingian

    spoken like a “pro” congressional page

  • Rebecca Ray

    Why in the world would you give any info to McCain he is involved in all that shit you just gave him.

  • NathanUK2US

    I didn’t Jason goodman gave a copy to all of them. So he knows he really is in trouble.

  • MatFan

    As if you could trust *anything* a muslim says.

  • MatFan

    As if ol’ Steve isn’t heavily connected in that swamp of lawyers…

  • James Brown

    With your non-dominant hand

  • MensaFem162

    Jason didn’t deliver a copy to the FBI, although I’m sure they have it by now.

  • MensaFem162

    I didn’t think immunity deals were available in cases of espionage

  • MensaFem162

    The information they stole has been transferred all over the place already. That’s why this case is a threat to U.S. National Security.

  • MensaFem162

    Why would anyone think Hina Alvi is Imran Awan’s real wife? They lived in separate homes. The prosecutor and defense have suppressed major evidence of espionage in this case. Bank fraud is the least of the crimes. The briefcase and its varied contents weren’t purposely left for the CAO to find in the Rayburn office building. They were confiscated. Awan should be charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The congressional spy ring poses a real and present danger to National Security. The Pakistani ISI didn’t infiltrate on their own. They’re being supported by the Clintons and siblings Steve and Debbie Wasserman. Incidentally, Marando is married to JoAnne Wasserman. This whole thing walks and talks like a Black Op.

  • TheBigOldDog

    DWS brother is an Asst US Attorney in the DC Office prosecuting the Awan case. The US Attorney for DC is an unconfirmed Obama hold over. So, there is NO WAY DWS or any Dem Rep is going down. The will not allow Awan to roll over. They have some low level patsy ready to take the fall. Our only hope is to somehow derail the process until Trump’s nominee can be approved which is being held up by Chuck Schumer in the Senate. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Such nonsense–these people are using the cover of “Other News” to hurry up and cut deals so that all the Big Players can stay out of jail. Total BS. Make some noise with this, folks, let them know you’re paying attention (if nothing else)

  • Patronia

    Brilliant condensation of the Swamp Creatures and their Modus Operandi.

  • Patronia

    That’s right. Use personal insults when you aren’t smart enough to debate or spell intelligently.

  • Patronia

    Hopefully, one day you will be able to expand your horizons and not regurgitate the pablum that has been spoon fed to you. Babies must learn to crawl before they walk I guess. In the meantime, you should troll somewhere else.

  • Mark

    Bullshit! Once again the American people are given hope that justice will be served only to be infuriated & disappointed. We’ve seen this show many many times, the free for all tax payer funded “investigations” that always go nowhere. The immunity deal is basically saying you’re free to go just like we saw with Clinton. As for the renewed hope that Clinton will be investigated again YES she will and our tax dollars pay for it and in the end guess what? The reason the media isn’t on this story is because they already know the outcome it’s time we do too. Maybe that knowledge can be applied and this shit will stop.

  • Mark

    Like millions were fooled by Obama, Bush, Clinton in the past we see the same exact thing with Trump We are all being played and people are waking up. Dem pres then Rep pres has been taking place for years what a coincidence. People think all this fighting among the parties are real they are all playing us They can attack and accuse to get us going while they are immune from law and make millions of course they’ll play along meanwhile we suffer and we are the real victims.

  • Mark

    Look at our history and how many times we thought we’d finally see justice only to be deceived and screwed over this will be no different and it gives me zero pleasure saying it. Once again we are being played and our tax dollars fund them to do just that.

  • Mark

    You are correct!

  • Ann Johns

    So they’re going to let the Awans and the democraps off? If anyone thinks this is a step in the right direction, you will be proved wrong. They’re just looking for a way to present it to the public so it looks like it was all harmless, no harm done, all good here, nothing to see, move along.

  • CindyI

    it’s a uni-party and a selection not an election only the appearance of a choice.

  • Hope

    I have a bad feeling Jeff Sessions isn’t on our side…After the announcement yesterday that exonerates Lois Learner we are screwed..Sessions has done nothing in 8 long months…might as well had Holder running the DOJ.

  • Sandra Howard-Blanz

    So they sold highly classified info to foreign countries and will walk. And those Senators, Reps or staffers Wil walk also.

  • harrydweeks

    Yeah just like all the rest of the Demon-rat crooks for the last 8 years. Nobody ever gets indicted .

  • herbivore

    They’ll be given immunity and the information they provide will be carefully curated so that no criminal charges against anyone important will take place. It’s all about image and keeping the public in a state of ignorance about what’s really going on.

  • Mel

    Don’t be so sure. Nothing is what it seems BT … Before Trump.

  • L Garou

    The DNC Did Not Commit Treason! No way! Not in a million years!!
    (yes they did)

  • ZZTX

    So, the same DOJ that will not prosecute IRS employees for illegally persecuting American citizens because of their political beliefs is going to grant immunity to individuals who illegally obtained information from Congressional databases! And to what end? We all know what will happen. The Awans will give their testimony, DOJ gets the dirty deeds on members of Congress, which will result in no prosecution for any crimes commited, and then EVERYBODY walks away scot-free! No indictments, no prosecutions, no penalties. And we have the audacity to call ourselves a nation of laws!

  • slimpickins

    I know that Ol’ Steve is probably connected.. Every lawyer is connected. Just walk in the court room of any county and you will see buddies making deals that concern some ones life.. Then look at everyone doing the daily business.. They are all connected including the Bailiff..The only person not connected is the one on trial. However I agree..

  • Daniel Fleming

    THE WHO:Lyrics from Wont be fooled again: MEET THE NEW BOSS…..same as the old boss.

  • Daniel Fleming

    At the end of the day, sadly, we sit, like a rerun of Groundhogs Day/

  • Agrippa the Skeptic

    I can spell ‘intelligently’ – see, I just did so.

    I suspect you meant something else but weren’t able to muster sufficient facility in language to articulate your thoughts in a coherent and cogent-enough manner as to get your ideas across.

    As to debate – where? You ranted, you didn’t set up a debate, nor engage in one.

    My response to you was heartfelt. I really believe you need the assistance of medication to function effectively.

  • Truthsayer

    No more damned deals for criminals.

  • robyscloud9

    Amen to that.

  • robyscloud9

    That thought has occurred to me as well. Makes me sick to my stomach though.

  • robyscloud9

    Sadly, your summation will most likely occur. SSDD…welcome to American jurisprudence. Ugh!!

  • robyscloud9

    I think its a prerequisite to becoming an elected official. You must be a vile, soulless, classless, lying, cheating, scoundrel. This is why we don’t have good and decent people in office.