Ilhan Omar Under Investigation for Spending $6,000 in Campaign Funds for Her Personal Use

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a news conference to call on Congress to cut funding for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Representative Ilhan Omar is awaiting the results of an investigation into allegations she spent $6,000 in campaign funds for her personal use, Washington D.C.’s local ABC affiliate reports.

Authorities are expected to issue rulings in the next month to six weeks on two complaints filed last year with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board against the Minnesota Democrat by Republican state lawmaker Representative Steve Drazkowski.

Drazkowski accused Omar of siphoning money from her campaign fund to pay her divorce attorney as well as to travel to Boston and Estonia.

“I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski said. “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.”

Omar fielded questions on the investigation, and the campaign finance board followed standard practice and declined to confirm whether a probe was ongoing.

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SOURCE: National Review, Mairead Mcardle