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Rep. Ilhan Omar has quite a few troubles, most of which have to do with things she’s said. Now, however, it’s something that she did — while in office in the Minnesota state legislature and even before that — and it could end up with the IRS involved.
In a Thursday ruling, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said that the Democrat had violated campaign finance rules by using her campaign funds to pay for personal travel and tax advice, according to Fox News.
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In addition, she must pay a $500 fine for using campaign funds for a personal trip to Florida in order to accept an honorarium.
Before her election to Congress in 2018, Omar served in the Minnesota state House of Representatives from 2017-19. She was first elected after a 2016 campaign.
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“Rep. Omar must personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23,” the ruling states.
“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.”
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However, that might not be the end of Omar’s troubles.
David Steinberg of PJ Media noted that while the report discussed the campaign violation committed by then-state Rep. Omar in having her taxes prepared with campaign funds, it was what the report stated about her taxes that could lead to bigger trouble:
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Omar filed jointly with a man who is now her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was legally married to another man.
According to Fox, Omar married her first husband, Ahmed Nur Said...
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