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Ethics challenge against Omar claims concealment of husband’s income

Tim Mynett faces lawsuits and accusations of fraud for failed business ventures in alcohol and cannabis.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks at a press conference outside the Minnesota DFL Party's headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., during the final days before the primary election in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, on Aug. 5, 2020,. Credit: Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks at a press conference outside the Minnesota DFL Party's headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., during the final days before the primary election in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, on Aug. 5, 2020,. Credit: Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons.

The spouse of a congressional “Squad” member has inspired scrutiny following disclosures of questionable entrepreneurship in two intoxicating industries.

The Washington Free Beacon reported earlier this week that the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) submitted an ethics complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), alleging that the anti-Israel legislator failed to properly disclose the income of her husband, Tim Mynett, in relation to two business ventures that led to investors’ money going up in smoke.

An article in the Minnesota Reformer prompted the filing. The publication reports that Mynett and business partner Will Hailer face lawsuits from investors in two separate businesses—one focused on wine and the other on marijuana. The entrepreneurs are accused of fraud and breach of contract.

One lawsuit against them claims the partners “fraudulently misrepresented … that estCru, LLC was a legitimate company.”

According to the NLPC, Omar did not disclose the value of these businesses before their collapse, claiming that Mynett’s stake was lower than the new reporting reveals.

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