Ilhan Omar accused of not disclosing lucrative assets from hubby’s sketchy wine and weed ventures

The scrutiny continues over the business dealings of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s husband, Tim Mynett.

The far-left Democrat and “Squad” member is facing another ethics complaint over an alleged failure to report tens of thousands of dollars in assets coming from wine and marijuana business ventures connected to her husband, whom she married in 2020.

A federal ethics complaint was filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, led by Paul Kamenar, on Tuesday and called on the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch a “preliminary inquiry.” The matter could then be referred to the House Ethics Committee “for disciplinary action” against Omar.

It called for the OCE to “immediately investigate” whether Omar violated House Ethics Rules “by failing to fully disclose and/or by filing false or misleading information” about her husband’s businesses in her financial Disclosure Reports.

The complaint cites Omar for “failing to accurately report the financial assets, transactions, and liabilities of her spouse,” and noted discrepancies in her financial disclosures which “deserve to be fully investigated,” Kamenar said.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Mynett and his longtime business partner, Will Hailer, started a wine business, eStCru, that attracted a $300,000 investment from Naeem Mohd, a Washington, D.C., restaurant owner with ties to Democratic politics. Mynett and Hailer also started a marijuana venture, partnering with growers in South Dakota. Both businesses collapsed and led to lawsuits, with Mynett and Hailer’s wine business investor and marijuana business partners suing for fraud and breach of contract.

The filing cites a report earlier this month by the Minnesota Reformer headlined, “Rep. Ilhan Omar’s husband accused of swindling investor in their California winery.”

“Tim Mynett and his business partner Will Hailer deny defrauding the investor, while another company they started owes $1.2 million to cannabis growers in South Dakota,” the report noted, reporting on how former clients were unhappy about payments and filed lawsuits.

One year after Mohd’s $300,000 investment, Omar reported in her 2021 disclosure that Mynett’s stake was only worth between $15,000 and $50,000. A year after that, she claimed it was worth between $50,000 and $100,000.

“Omar also reported spousal income from ‘EstVenture LLC’—one of Mynett’s former companies involved in the failed marijuana venture—of up to $15,000 in 2021 and up to $50,000 in 2022. At the same time, Omar reported that her husband’s stake in the LLC was worth no more than $1,000,” the Free Beacon explained.

“Those stakes, according to Kamenar’s complaint, were not properly disclosed. If Mynett was an equal partner with Hailer in the wine business following the $300,000 investment Mohd made in September 2021, the company would have had to have gone through a catastrophic loss to place the business’s value at no more than $50,000 at the end of the year, when assets are evaluated,” the outlet added.

Frieda Powers


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