Wife Of Top Dem Faces New Allegations In Charity Related Scandal

The wife of Congressman Elijah Cummings has been under scrutiny for the last few weeks due to a financial scandal involving a non-profit organization she runs.

Initially, there were reports that her organization had benefited from her husband’s positions on powerful committees.

Now there are new allegations.

The Daily Caller reports:

ELIJAH CUMMINGS’S WIFE HIT WITH NEW ALLEGATIONS OF SELF-DEALING AND PERJURY IN UPDATED IRS COMPLAINT

The wife of House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings is facing new allegations of self-dealing and perjury following the disclosure of financial dealings between her charity and her for-profit consulting firm, according to an IRS complaint a watchdog group filed Friday in response to a Daily Caller News Foundation report.

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The National Legal and Policy Center’s complaint is an amendment to its original May 20 complaint against Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’s charity, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS), which alleged that the nonprofit’s overlapping relationship with her for-profit company, Global Policy Solutions, LLC, could have derived an “illegal private benefit” for her and her husband.

The NLPC’s amended complaint filed Friday highlights the charity’s audited financial reports, first reported by TheDCNF, which detail how it paid Rockeymoore Cummings’s for-profit venture over $250,000 in “management fees” between 2013 and 2015.

TheDCNF’s report on the arrangement “increases the imperative for an immediate Internal Revenue Service investigation,” the NLPC stated in its amended complaint.

The amended complaint states that Rockeymoore Cummings “appears to have been paid twice for the same services,” noting that she collects a “substantial full-time salary” from her charity on top of the 5% management fee it pays her for-profit venture.

Naturally, the mainstream media is trying to look the other way on this story.

The Washington Examiner has more:

Scrutiny deepens of charity run by wife of Elijah Cummings as it stonewalls records requests

A charity run by the wife of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings has not responded to media requests to view its public tax records, even as new questions have emerged about the group’s finances.

Maya Rockeymoore’s charity paid over $250,000 in “management fees” to her own for-profit consulting firm between 2013 and 2015, according to audited financial reports for the foundation published by the Daily Caller on Thursday.

The payments were made by Rockeymoore’s foundation, the Center for Global Policy Solutions, to her consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions. The two entities also had a cost-sharing agreement in which the foundation covered its own expenses related to any joint projects.

IRS law prohibits insiders at nonprofit groups from self-dealing, or using foundation money for their own personal financial benefit.

Seems like a rather newsworthy story, doesn’t it?

 

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