Freshman jihad-tied Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been ordered to reimburse her campaign account for around $3,500 and pay a $500 fine after an investigation uncovered that she illegally used her campaign funds in 2016 and 2017 during her time as a member of the Minnesota State House.
The Star Tribune reports:
The amount that the Minnesota Democrat must repay represents what the board determined is the total amount of campaign funds that Omar used in 2016 and 2017 for purposes not permitted by state law.
That includes a payment of $1,500 to a law firm that, her lawyer testified, was related to some corrections made to her personal tax returns that were discovered as part of an inquiry into her financial records by a “crisis committee.” That committee was set up to respond to never-proven allegations that Omar had married her own brother as part of an “immigration scheme,” in the words of the board’s report on the matter.
The balance of the reimbursement is for a handful of travel expenses: to a political rally for a Boston City Council candidate; a leadership conference for girls in Washington, D.C.; a young elected officials’ conference in New York; a human rights luncheon in Chicago; and to a fundraiser for the African Network of Southwest Florida. In each case Omar covered the costs with campaign funds, but the board determined they were not related directly to her duties as a state legislator. State law requires that to use campaign expenses for such purposes, lawmakers must prove that they help in the performance of their official duties.
Though she has tried to play the victim on several occasions of several allegations of illegal activity, including marrying her own brother to commit immigration fraud, as well as possibly violating the law to become naturalized, this is the first one where anything has even been acknowledged and she basically got a slap on the wrist.
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) filed the initial complaint against Omar.
Drazkowsky complained that she may have paid for her attorney during her 2017 divorce with campaign funds, but the board did not find evidence of that.
Rep. Drazkowski emphasized that the board upheld his allegation that Omar broke state campaign laws and that the results of the investigation provide “no reassurance to Minnesotans.”
I agree with his assessment, and it would be nice if someone actually got involved in the other allegations of illegal activity by Omar, one of the most ungrateful immigrants to even be on American soil.
At the end of May, journalist and author Michelle Malkin called on Congress to investigate Omar over her alleged marriage to her brother and to “revoke her marriage-fraud immunity card.”
“I’m glad this process is complete and that the Campaign Finance Board has come to a resolution on this matter,” Omar said in a prepared statement. “We have been collaborative in this process and are glad the report showed that none of the money was used for personal use, as was initially alleged.”
Omar said she would comply with the findings.
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