So far, 3/4 of 'The Squad' is under investigation

The notorious "Squad" comprised of freshman representatives are now subjects of multiple Federal Election Commission complaint and ethic probes. Three members of these squads are now under investigation due to their alleged abuse of campaign finance laws for both personal and political benefit. These three have promised they will bring an equal and just world for the citizens of America. However, House ethics rules have been violated, only 10 months into their terms. 

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may face jail time due to unreported affiliation with outside PAC. Her relationship with Justice Democrats PAC resulted to two complaints, one of it centers on Ocasio-Cortez' control over Justice Democrats while the PAC supported her in her primary campaign. The FED was never notified with her campaign's affiliation with the Justice Democrats. She about to face civil or criminal penalties for failing to disclose her campaign's affiliation to the outside PAC. These violations also include receiving excessive contributions. 

 

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Ilhan Omar

 

Ilhan Omar is being charged for abusing campaign funds, even before she started her congressional campaign in 2018. The Minnesota's Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ordered Omar to repay her state campaign of $3500 as it was improperly spend for non-campaign purposes in 2016 and 2017. Reports surfaced of Omar's affair with her then married Democratic consulatnt Tim Mynett. FEC reports show Omar's campaign disbursed tens of thousands of travel all for Tim Mynett's company E.Street Group, LLC. These travel payments to Tim Mynett's company in April 1 is only a week before his wife Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett filed for divorce, with evidence that supports he was having an affair with the congresswoman. 

 

Also, photos of Tim Mynett holding hands to a then married Omar while they traveled across the country resurfaced o the internet, one of which was obtained by the Daily Mail. 

 

These funds going to Mynett and his company, all from Omar's campaign funds, prompted the National Legal and Policy Center to file an FEC complaint against Omar's campaign, alleging she was using these funds for her romantic affair. This touches the third rail of campaign finance law: disbursing campaign funds for personal use. A grand total of $370,000 of Omar's campaign ended up to Tim Mynett's firm. 

 

Rashida Tlaib

 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is under investigation with five members of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) board ending up to a unanimous vote to recommend that the House Ethics Committee continue their investigation. This is to answer whether or not Tlaib improperly diverted campaign funds for personal use. Tlaib received over $17,500 from her campaign after her election victory, said to be a violation of House Rules. It is stated that Candidates receive a salary from their campaign up to what they earned the year prior to their campaign. However, suit only allows them to receive payments until the date of their election. 

 

Ayanna Pressley is the only member of 'The Squad' not currently under any investigation

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