Rep. Omar violated campaign finance rules

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Minnesota rep. Ilhan Omar (D) is finding herself in some controversy as an investigation has just found that she has violated campaign finance rules.

Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled this week that rep. Omar had repeatedly used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel as well as help on her tax returns, and she must reimburse $3,500 to her former campaign committee.

In addition, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board also ordered the freshman congresswoman to pay the state a $500 civil penalty for having used campaign money to travel to the sunshine state to accept an honorarium.

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In the report, it’s explained that “rep. Omar must personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23.”

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And, “this reimbursement payment is the total amount of campaign funds that were used for purposes not permitted by statute in 2016 and 2017.”

Moreover, she “must provide documentation within 30 days from the date of this order showing the deposit of the reimbursement into the Omar committee’s account.”

Since being elected, Omar has found herself facing numerous controversies, which even got her the endorsement of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke who called her “the most important Member of the US Congress!” after she was accused of expressing anti-semitic words.

To this, she has maintained that her words have been misconstrued.

Furthermore, Omar is also raising suspicion about questionable tax filings when it was reported by the Board that her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in both 2014 and 2015, when the freshman congresswoman was reportedly married to a different man.



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Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

 

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