Ilhan Omar investigated for possible campaign finance violations after allegedly spending $6,000 of campaign funds on divorce attorney

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is making news again, but this time it’s not for anti-Semitic remarks. According to Fox News, Omar is being investigated for spending campaign money on a divorce attorney and personal travel expenses.

A state probe is looking into how Omar spent $6,000 of campaign finances, and if found guilty, this wouldn’t be the first time she has had to pay back money because of misuse.

From Fox:

The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board was alerted after Omar, who was a state representative between 2017 and 2019, had to repay $2,500 that she accepted for speeches and higher education institutions funded by the government.

The repayment stems from another complaint filed by Drazkowski. The ruling on the investigation is expected within the next month.

“I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski told the outlet. “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.”

 

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