Omar Hit With State Campaign Finance Violations

Rep. Ilhan Omar was found by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Thursday to have committed several campaign finance violations.

In July 2018, Minnesota State Rep. Steve Drazkowski had filed a complaint with the board against the Neighbors for Ilhan campaign committee, claiming she had improperly spent campaign funds on legal work related to her divorce. He later filed additional complaints that she had improperly spent campaign funds on out-of-state travel.

The board’s investigation into Omar found several violations and ordered her to pay reimbursements to her campaign, to file amended campaign finance statements, and to pay a civil fine of $500 to the state.