Minnesota’s far left Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing an investigation into her campaign finances. Authorities allege Omar used up to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
WJLA News reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Omar facing campaign finance probe
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the controversial freshman House Democrat, is soon to learn the results of a probe into her campaign spending as a state lawmaker in Minnesota, Sinclair has learned, with authorities there having recently completed their investigation and preparing to issue rulings in a pair of complaints Omar faces.
The complaints were filed last year, while Omar cruised to election to the House of Representatives, by a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Steve Drazkowski. 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.
Drazkowski’s filing of the two complaints followed 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.
“I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski told Sinclair in an interview from his office in southeastern Minnesota. “Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”
You won’t hear this in the liberal media, but this isn’t the first time Omar has had an issue regarding questionable funds.
The Pioneer Press reported in August:
State Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’ll return $2,500 in speaking fees after ethical questions
Democratic state Rep. Ilhan Omar said she will return $2,500 in speaking fees to public college scholarship funds after a GOP lawmaker raised concerns.
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski questioned those payments Monday. The Mazeppa Republican says it’s a major ethical lapse for a lawmaker to take that money from an organization that lobbies at the Legislature.
Economic disclosure reports filed with Congress and Drazkowski’s own public records requests revealed the speaking fees she accepted from Normandale Community College and Inver Hills Community College last year. Minnesota House rules bars representatives from accepting speaking fees from entities with business at the Legislature.
Is this a coincidence or a pattern of behavior?