Ilhan Omar Paid Over $500,000 to Alleged Lover’s Firm, Campaign Filings Show
Expenses are listed as 'Digital Communications Consulting' and 'Digital Advertising'
Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) congressional campaign paid over $500,000 in 2019 to a firm managed by her alleged boyfriend, political consultant Timothy Mynett, according to a report from The Washington Free Beacon.
The report cites FEC campaign filings and notes Omar’s campaign apparently paid the E Street Group $215,000 at the end of 2019.
The total paid to the firm amounts to $525,000 last year.
The expenses are listed as “Digital Communications Consulting," “Digital Advertising," amongst other things.
Last year, Omar filed for divorce from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, over allegations of her affair with political consultant Tim Mynett.
Allegations of the affair came out against Omar last week in divorce filings, in which Mynett's wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, accused her husband of having an extramarital romantic relationship with the Minnesota congresswoman.
In January, Neon Nettle reported that Omar was under investigation by the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over allegations she took part in a "sham marriage" by marrying her biological brother.
Agents from the FBI called on the Department of Education and ICE to provide information on Omar's marital history.
In June last year, authorities began investigating Omar following two complaints of campaign finance fraud.
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Sinclair reporter James Rosen confirmed that investigators have recently completed their probe into the alleged violations and are preparing to issue rulings on the pair of complaints Omar faces.
The congresswoman is accused of spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay her divorce lawyer and cover personal travel expenses.
The two complaints against the radical Democratic congresswoman were filed last year by Minnesota state lawmaker Rep. Steve Drazkowski, a Republican.
"In referring Omar to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia," says the report.
According to Rosen, Drazkowski’s filings follow "an earlier episode in which Omar repaid $2,500 for honoraria she received for speeches at colleges that receive state funding, a violation of ethics rules for Minnesota lawmakers."
"She's repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it," Drazkowski said.