“Conviction for marriage fraud could result in a $250,000 fine, along with five years in prison.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a member of the AOC plus three “Squad” and has been embroiled in numerous controversies regarding her anti-Semitism and staunch support for the BDS movement. Additionally, there have been questions about whether or not she has committed tax and/or immigration fraud.
The New York Post reported Sunday that the FBI is now investigating whether or not reports that she married her own brother are founded.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing claims Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother, The Post has learned.
Two FBI agents held an hours-long meeting in Minnesota in mid-October with a concerned party who handed over a trove of documents regarding Omar’s 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a source with knowledge of the event said.
At the meeting, first reported by website The Blaze, the agents discussed concerns the Somali-born Democrat married Elmi, a British citizen rumored to be her brother, so he could obtain a green card and study in America, the source said.
The two agents said they would share the information with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the US Department of Education, but did not commit to opening an investigation into the firebrand lawmaker, the source said.
NYPost headline is off, though. I reported on the @FBI meeting 3 months ago.
Scoop from my Blaze piece is that FBI shared info with @ICEgov and DoEd.
FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother https://t.co/ZbCpkyl6Fn
— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) January 27, 2020
You can read David Steinberg’s Blaze piece here.
The Washington Examiner has more on Omar:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 27, 2020
An investigation by the Washington Examiner last summer found dozens of documents that indicate discrepancies within the congresswoman’s marriage statements. Omar, 38, has said she married her first husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, in 2002 before they “decided to end our relationship in our faith tradition” in 2008.
According to Omar, she then married her second husband, Elmi, before getting divorced in 2011 and reconciling the same year with Hirsi. The Washington Examiner found, based on legal documents, that there is no evidence that Hirsi and Omar ever separated between 2008 and 2011, and instead continued to live together during that time period. She did, however, file for divorce from Hirsi in October last year.
Omar has declined to answer questions from the Washington Examiner on the matter, and her office said she would not be available to talk on the subject. Conviction for marriage fraud could result in a $250,000 fine, along with five years in prison.
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