Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) paid $150,000 to Tim Mynett’s political consulting group, completing $370,000 channelled from her campaign funds to the same person.
Tim Mynett, received the money through his consulting firm Grupo E Street, as well as being romantically involved with Omar, reported The New York Post on Nov. 17.
The same media had already reported payments of $223,000 for fundraising consultancy, internet advertising, digital communications, and travel costs.
The most recent payments were for digital advertising services, fundraising consultancy and video production.
“This is something that every American should be very concerned about,” said Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist for the Public Citizen watchdog group, quoted by The Jewish Voice.
Peter Flaherty, president of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in October about the 37-year-old Democrat’s campaign spending.
“Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal expenses collateral to travel (…) unless personal funds are used to reimburse the committee,” Flaherty said, according to The Daily Wire, alluding to Omar’s expenses.
In particular, a payment of $12,673.43 labelled “travel expenses” is considered irregular, which could involve a violation of the campaign finance law that requires travel expenses to be itemized.
Mynett separated in April from his wife Beth Mynett while denying in the divorce papers accusations of having an affair with Omar.
The Omar filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi in October.
Omar has already been involved in other scandals, one of them denounced by Judicial Watch asking for a full investigation into possible crimes related to her and her alleged marriage to her biological brother.
The possible crimes for which investigation is requested in this case would be “perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud,” the organization said in a statement signed by its president Tom Fitton.
The investigators believe Omar married her own brother to facilitate his emigration to the United States and obtaining loans to study at the University of North Dakota, where both attended.
She is also part of the four congressmen, progressive Democrats, socialists, self-proclaimed as “the squad,” the other member are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayana Pressley.