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    Former House IT staffer at center of debunked conspiracy theories avoids jail time

    Imran Awan, the former House information technology staffer whose proximity to Democratic Party leadership made him a linchpin of conspiracy theories pushed by Republicans up to the President, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and three months of supervised release for lying on a bank loan application.

    Awan pleaded guilty last month to the single charge. The plea agreement, reached after a yearlong investigation that was punctuated by stories pushed in conservative media and fanned by President Donald Trump claiming that Awan was a Pakistani spy involved in the hack of the Democratic National Committee computer systems, included an unusual paragraph dispelling those claims.

    In an emotional hearing Tuesday in DC federal court, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan handed down the lenient punishment along with condemnations for the "unbelievable onslaught of scurrilous media attacks" and "baseless accusations" that were "lobbed at [Awan] from the highest branches of government."

    Prosecutors did not oppose a sentence without further jail time, and Chutkan said Tuesday that Awan had "suffered sufficiently" and "has paid a price that he will continue to pay."
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    Yes, indeed , we will never be able to prove fraud.



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    FakeNews.

    Nothing was "debunked".
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    "stories pushed by conservative media"....

    here is Politico, and Buzzfeed all saying it was much more than bank fraud, with lawmakers accusing them of allegedly stole equipment from members' offices without their knowledge and committed serious, potentially illegal, violations of House IT policies.


    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/...uipment-234586
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...at-the-capitol
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