BUSTED: Ilhan Omar Caught Red Handed! – Found Guilty of Campaign Finance Rules
Ilhan Omar is finally getting what’s coming to her.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ruled that Omar must reimburse her campaign committee $3,500 for personal out of state travel as well as help on her tax returns.
She must also pay a civil penalty to the state of Minnesota for using campaign money to travel to Florida.
The official report reads:
Rep. Omar must personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23. This reimbursement payment is the total amount of campaign funds that were used for purposes not permitted by statute in 2016 and 2017. Rep. Omar must provide documentation within 30 days from the date of this order showing the deposit of the reimbursement into the Omar committee’s account.
A civil penalty of $500 is assessed against Rep. Ilhan Omar personally for the $207 payment in violation of Minnesota Statutes section 211B.12. Rep. Omar must personally pay the $500 by check or money order made payable to the State of Minnesota. Payment must be within 30 days of the date of this order.
But that’s not all. There is still an investigation into her tax returns as she may have committed a felony by claiming she was married to Hirsi.
According to Fox News,
Additionally, conservative commentators pointed out that the Board’s report revealed Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was reportedly married to another man. Omar engaged in a civil marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, and the couple apparently separated in 2011 without formally petitioning for divorce until 2017.
Prior to her marriage with Elmi, Omar had supposedly wed Hirsi in the Muslim “faith tradition,” but the couple separated shortly afterwards. Omar did not officially marry Hirsi until 2018, after reconciling with him and splitting with Elmi.
Tax experts say the IRS only permits joint filings if a couple is in a state that legally recognizes the couple as married.