Rep. Omar Corrupt Tax Cheat

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from critics who have taken issue with her marital past. One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent and the issue has been corrected, she's unlikely to face any criminal consequences.

Some questions and answers about the tax issue:

Q: What did Omar do wrong?

A: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 — before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing for "common law" marriages, Minnesota does not, and filing joint tax returns with someone who is not your legal spouse is against both federal and state law.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rep-omar-filed-joint-tax-175510010.html
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
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PREMO Member
One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent and the issue has been corrected, she's unlikely to face any criminal consequences.
And I'm sure if any of us rabble did that, we'd get the same kid glove treatment.

:rolleyes:
 
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BOP

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The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from critics who have taken issue with her marital past. One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent and the issue has been corrected, she's unlikely to face any criminal consequences.

Some questions and answers about the tax issue:

Q: What did Omar do wrong?

A: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 — before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing for "common law" marriages, Minnesota does not, and filing joint tax returns with someone who is not your legal spouse is against both federal and state law.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rep-omar-filed-joint-tax-175510010.html
So if I commit a crime, but they can't prove "intent," it's not a crime?
 

transporter

Active Member
And I'm sure if any of us rabble did that, we'd get the same kid glove treatment.

:rolleyes:
Actually, yes, you probably would.

I know you won't understand this but this likely isn't that big of a deal. There is no major benefit to filing jointly vs filing single anymore. So to claim that someone was trying to cheat on their taxes by filing jointly is either not true or laughable because the benefit would be so small.

So all they would need to do is refile the tax returns correctly.

This VERY different than someone who, just for example, claims that their property is worth millions less than it is so that they can pay less property taxes. Or, say for example, someone claiming losses that weren't theirs to claim.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Investigation Into Omar's Campaign Finances Reveals Another Issue

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recently came under fire for using campaign finances to pay for using campaign money to travel to Florida to accept an honorarium. She was ordered to repay her campaign $3,500 as well as a $500 civil penalty to the State of Minnesota. It turns out that investigation also revealed Omar illegally filed joint tax returns with her current husband, despite being married to another man, the Associated Press reported.

From the AP:

Q: What did Omar do wrong?
A: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 — before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing for “common law” marriages, Minnesota does not, and filing joint tax returns with someone who is not your legal spouse is against both federal and state law.
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According to marriage records, Omar applied for a license in 2002 to marry her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, who Omar says went by Ahmed Abdisalan Aden at the time. A marriage certificate wasn’t issued and Omar has said they didn’t pursue a civil marriage but instead married in their Muslim faith tradition. Omar and Hirsi had two children, but ended their relationship in 2008.
Omar then married Elmi, whom she said is a British citizen, in 2009, according to a marriage certificate. Omar said that relationship ended in 2011 and the two divorced in their faith tradition, but Omar didn’t take legal action to divorce him until 2017. Divorce records say Omar and Hirsi reunited and had a third child together in June 2012. Omar legally married Hirsi in early 2018, a month after her divorce from Elmi was finalized.

I know some Progressive is going to pop in with 'but Trump' but I'll say this anyway

is there ANYONE who gets into Politics that IS NOT Corrupt ?

or corruption just a by product of the mental state of a Politician
 

herb749

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The question might be is did she file as married to her ex along with filing with her brother as married. Being a pol helps you get off easier.
 

Cowdog

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Actually, yes, you probably would.

I know you won't understand this but this likely isn't that big of a deal. There is no major benefit to filing jointly vs filing single anymore. So to claim that someone was trying to cheat on their taxes by filing jointly is either not true or laughable because the benefit would be so small.

So all they would need to do is refile the tax returns correctly.

This VERY different than someone who, just for example, claims that their property is worth millions less than it is so that they can pay less property taxes. Or, say for example, someone claiming losses that weren't theirs to claim.
Back then, unlike now, there was a benefit, that was used, fraudulently. So yes, this is a thing. They would have to withdraw, then refile. And pay a penalty.

The last claim has NOTHING to do with income taxes. So, if you pay property taxes, do you get to claim that your property has less value? No. The government assessors value the property. And the claims of losses are just hyperbole. Unless you have an in with the accountants????? Wondering if the IRS had a problem with the taxes, they would have already done something? Hmmmm? Something that is done on many peoples taxes are legal, but can look bad upon an individual, politically. So the protest is not valid, compared to the accusation of actual tax fraud of the rep.

Would you like to try the reset button, Hillary?
 
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