Government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics against Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar over numerous allegations of fraud and repeated criminal action.
"Substantial, compelling and, to date, unrefuted evidence has been uncovered that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have committed the following crimes in violation of both federal law and Minnesota state law: perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in a letter to Congressional Ethics Chairman David Skaggs. "Such violations would also breach the Code of Ethics for Government Service, to which all federal officeholders are subject, “Any person in Government service should uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.") Rep. Omar actions in this suspected immigration fraud, marriage fraud, perjurious statements on her Minnesota divorce filings, and falsifications on her tax returns, merit your immediate investigation."
Fitton is calling for a thorough investigation from Skaggs' office and wants details about Omar's potential engagement in immigration fraud.
"Rep. Omar's conduct may include immigration fraud. It appears that Rep. Omar married her brother in order to assist his emigration to the United Stated from the United Kingdom. The same immigration fraud scheme may have aided Mr. Elmi in obtaining federally-backed student loans for his attendance at North Dakota State University. Mr. Elmi and Rep. Omar simultaneously attended North Dakota State University and may have derived illicit benefits predicated on the immigration fraud scheme," he continued.
.@TomFitton on Rep. Omar: “There's more than enough publicly available evidence to warrant a criminal investigation of Ilhan Omar's alleged immigration and tax fraud and other potential criminal conduct. DHS, DOJ, & IRS should step up."— Judicial Watch ?? (@JudicialWatch) July 23, 2019
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Omar has already been found guilty of violating campaign finance laws. In June she was was ordered by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board to reimburse $3500 to her campaign after improper use of funds.
"Minnesota regulators say Rep. Ilhan Omar violated state campaign finance rules and must reimburse $3,469.23 in campaign funds that were improperly directed to accounting expenses and out-of-state travel," Roll Call reported. "The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ordered Omar to reimburse her campaign committee for the payments Thursday. She must also pay a $500 civil fine."
Meanwhile, Omar is still refusing to answer questions about multiple marriages and alleged tax fraud.
"The evidence is overwhelming Rep. Omar may have violated the law and House rules. The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Omar,” Fitton said. “We encourage Americans to share their views on Rep. Omar’s apparent misconduct with their congressmen.”