Squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is again right in the middle of serious accusations of irregularities in her financial statements. According to Neo Nettle, during the 2019-2020 election cycle, Omar injected nearly $2.8 million into her husband Tim Mynett’s political consulting firm. Omar has a significant record of illegal situations during her political career.
The $2.8 million so far involves 70% of their disbursements during the third quarter.
From early 2019 to July 22, 2020, data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows that Omar’s campaign sent $1.6 million to E Street Group LLC, which is owned by her husband Tim Mynett.
After that period, Omar’s campaign invested an additional $1.1 million in Mynett’s company during the third quarter and drew an additional $27,000 in the following weeks.
Expenses were reported to cover a variety of services, including cable advertising, “digital consulting,” and video production and editing.
While Omar won her re-election last week amid criticism of the way she financed her campaign, she will surely have to give some explanation.
Omar’s administrative and financial irregularities are not new. David Steinberg, an investigative journalist, has been investigating Omar and gathering evidence on several verified and archived serious crimes that should seriously compromise her. The crimes were published during 2019 in a blog that has been updated frequently.
Charges that could be brought against Omar include cooperation and incitement to illegal immigration, fraud in federal student loans, fraudulent tax returns, false statements for state aid, and illegal marriages.
Her marriage history is also a legal mess that is difficult to decipher; Omar claimed she married Ahmed Hirsi in an Islamic ceremony in 2002 and six years later, she was divorced. She then legally married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009. In 2012 she reconciled with Hirsi, but did not divorce Elmi until 2017, after evidence emerged that Elmi is her biological brother.
Although Omar’s request for divorce in 2017, in which she swore under penalty of perjury that she had no contact with Elmi after June 2011, there is evidence in social network publications that she did have contact with him. This entanglement was also reported by other media such as Fox News, but so far, no major legal significance.
The last registered husband is Tim Mynett, the man she allegedly had an affair with, according to his wife’s divorce papers. And he is currently the beneficiary of more than half of Omar’s campaign funds.
Steinberg wrote that there is now “probable cause to investigate Omar for eight instances of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, up to eight years of state and federal tax fraud, two years of federal student loan fraud, and even bigamy.”
“To be clear: The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history,” wrote Steinberg.