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BREAKING: Tlaib Violated Campaign Finance Law, House Ethics Committee Unanimously Rules

by Paul Goldberg
BREAKING: Tlaib Violated Campaign Finance Law, House Ethics Committee Unanimously Rules

DailyCaller reports Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by paying herself a salary from her campaign after securing victory in the 2018 general election, the House Ethics Committee unanimously ruled on Friday.

The Ethics committee found that Tlaib violated FECA’s personal use restrictions by paying herself $10,800 from her campaign when she was no longer a congressional candidate in late 2018 and ordered her to repay that amount back to her campaign within one year, the committee said in a report.

The committee “determined that the evidence is sufficient to support a determination that a portion of the salary payments that Representative Tlaib received after the 2018 general election was inconsistent with the requirements outlined by [FECA] and its implementing regulations,” the report read.

“The Committee also recognizes, however, that Representative Tlaib’s violation of the applicable restrictions was one of bad timing and not ill intent,” the committee added. “Representative Tlaib engaged in good faith efforts to comply with the relevant FECA requirements.”

The Ethics committee noted that it did not find any evidence that Tlaib sought to “unjustly enrich herself by receiving the campaign funds at issue.”

The ruling was issued three days after Tlaib secured victory over her Democratic challenger in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday.

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