FBI, ICE Review Criminal Allegations Against Ilhan Omar

  • 01/16/2020 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
FBI, ICE Review Criminal Allegations Against Ilhan Omar
Lorie Shaull [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
Investigators from the FBI and ICE are reviewing criminal allegations against freshman lawmaker Ilhan Omar (D-MN) involving her martial history.

The development follows the DOJ's appointment of an FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) to review claims Omar entered into a marriage with her brother in 2009 in violation of the refugee family reunification program.

Per the Daily Wire:
 

The Blaze noted that the “FBI SAC stated that the wide range of criminal activity suggested by the evidence against Rep. Omar may lead the FBI to expand the review to other federal departments” and that in recent weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Education inspector general have reportedly joined the investigation.

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The Blaze reported that ICE’s involvement in the investigation pertains to “questions about [Rep. Omar’s 2009 marriage],” which allegedly includes “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.”

The Department of Education inspector general is reportedly looking into whether Omar’s 2009 marriage to a British citizen was “an attempt to facilitate federal student loan fraud, or other fraud involving higher education.”

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Omar, who has repeatedly claimed that the allegations are baseless conspiracy theories, has refused to answer questions or turn over any documents to the Associated Press or the Star Tribune that could debunk what she claims is a conspiracy theory.

 
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